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DONOR 



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1 President's Message 




A Message From Development 




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Annual Fund 
1812 Society 
Overall Giving 
List of Donors 
At Lycoming 
Alumni Happenings 
Class Notes 



This issue was produced by the 

Office of College Relations 570.321.4037 

Editor: Steve Inch 

Vice President for College Advancement: Lynn E. Jackson 

Director of Alumni Relations: 

Melanie Harris Taomiina '94 
Director of De\elopmcnt: Jennifer Desmond Wilson 
Editorial Assistant: Sandra Jansson 
Sports Editor: Cotton Mayer 
Class Notes: Terri Brewer, Sandra Jansson, 

Laura Holdredge '07, Lisa Steuer '08 
Designer: Murray Hanford 
Production Credits: Printing - Alcom 
To Contact the College: 
Office of Alumni Relations: 570.321.4376 
Office of Admissions: 1.800.345.3920 or 570.321.4026 
Colleue Information: 570.321.4000 



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David Freet "68 


Joseph G. Lorah '94 


President 


Rev. Dr. Ronald McElwee '71 


Brenda Bowser Soder "98 


John Murray II "81 


Pax/ Pi-esidem 


Meredith (Rambo) Murray '92 


Dr. Heather Duda '98 


Wendy (Park) Myers '89 


1st Vice President 


Taunia (Halcrow) Oechslin '92 


Dr. Deanna Barthlow- 


Mark Ohiinger '92 


Potkanowicz "96 


Dr Barbara (Neff) Price "60 


Brian Belz "96 


Capt. Richard Raudabaugh "60 


Bonnie (Bierly) Bowes "62 


Dr. Linda (Wabschall) Ross "69 


Joseph O. Bunce III '63 


Linda (Lady) Scott "77 


Christine Colella "04 


Gary Spies "72 


Michele Connors "06 


Joseph Wade "90 


Lynn Cruickshank "84 


Ann (Bell) Wood '73 


Lee Dawson "97 


Dr. Dennis Youshaw "61 


Dr. Shannon (Keane) 




English "94 


AJ Francavilla '08 


Richard Felix '56 


'07. '08 SSLC President 


Dr. WilHam Gallagher III "70 


Jessica Gough '07 


W. Clark Gaughan" 77 


Senior Class Past President 


Andrew Gross '59 


Amilcar Guzman "08 


Bill Hessert "85 


Senior Class President 



Reach us by e-nnail. You can correspond with 
the alumni office and send class notes by e-mail. 

alumni@lycoming.edu 



Lycoming College Magazine (ISSN No. 0887-2902) is published four times a year hy 
Lycoming College. 700 College Place. Williamsport. PA 17701-5192. The Magazine 
is distributed at no charge to alumni of record, contributors to the College, and friends. 
Periodicals Paid at Wilbamsport. 

Postmaster; Send change of address to 

Editor 

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300 


Total; 


15,500 




PRESIDENT' S MESSAGE 




. Y y^^"" ^S^ I wrote to you about the ground- 
A \ breaking for the College's new residence 
hall. When we opened this semester 
in August, eighty-five juniors and seniors moved 
into that new building on the comer of Washington 
Boulevard and Mulberry Street. Although de- 
signed as one building, separate first floor entranc- 
es and individual porches reinforce the surround- 
ing neighborhood atmosphere while the overall 
architectural design connects the building to the 
College's campus. The apartment-style suites are 
equipped with kitchenettes and pro\ ide upperclass 
students with a more independent living option. 

As one of only 266 National Liberal Arts 
Colleges, Lycoming continues to prepare under- 
graduate students in many ways for their fijtures. 
The quality of the College's educational approach 
continues to be broadly recognized, most recently 
by Princeton Review, which included Lycoming 
as one of the "Best Northeastern Colleges." and 
by Washington Monthly, which ranked Lycoming 
58th out of over 200 institutions based on its strong 
graduation rate, the large percent of students who 
participate in commu- 
nity service, and the 
College's continued 
commitment to access 
and atTordability. 
Last month the 
College welcomed 
alumna Deirdre 
Connelly '83 
back to Wil- 
iamsport. Ms. 
Connelly is the 
president of Lilly 

USA and was recently selected by Fortune 

magazine as one of the fifty most powerful 

women in business. When 1 spoke to her 

about her successes after graduation, she 

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cited the significant influences of Lycoming faculty on her life. As is true of so many Lycoming alumni, she ben- 
efited from the opportunity to get to know and to work with a faculty who take interest in their students and foster 
their professional and personal growth. 

Through your generosity, each of you has had an impact on the lives of our students. Those of you who are 
donors to the 2006-07 Annual Fund have played a vital role in providing annual resources needed to support the 
educations of our current students. Those of you who have provided endowments and other long-temi support 
are securing Lycoming's well-earned status as a National Liberal Arts College. You all join others who for almost 
200 years have believed in the value of the programs here and have made it possible for the College to continue its 
tradition of small classes taught by highly credentialed full-time faculty. Your support strengthens the strong liberal 
arts and sciences curriculum and makes possible the wide array of extra-curricular activities as well as the fine 
facilities of the College. 

On behalf of Lycoming College, I thank you for your generosity and support. With your help, Lycoming 
College will continue to present brighter futures to our students for many years to come. 





James E. Douthat 
President 



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DEVELOPMENT 




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\ 1 ^ J ith the Canipnign for a Brighter Future well underway, fiscal 
'A * #year 2007 was filled with exciting development opportunities at 
^J ,,jf Lycoming College. The Development Staff immensely enjoyed 
working with several donors who invested in the future of Lycoming College 
and its students. From critical annual fund dollars to support for Lycoming's 
new residence hall to new endowed funds that will provide opportunities for 
the students of tomorrow, Lycoming is grateful to each person and corporation 
listed on the pages that follow. Simply stated, without their gifts Lycoming 
College would not be able to offer the quality national liberal arts education 
synonymous with its reputation. 

The Campaign fur a Brighter Future received over $5M in new commit- 
ments during the fiscal year. As of June 30, 2007, the Campaign totals sur- 
passed $33M making the goal of $42M within a S9M reach. We thank the 
many donors who have made commitments to the Campaign during the fiscal 
year and extend an invitation to new individuals interested in investing in the 
students of tomorrow. Together we will continue creating brighter futures for 
countless generations of Lycoming students. 



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While every gift counts, generous leadership gifts 
provide Lycoming with the tools to move the institu- 
tion forward in the ever-changing environment of higher 
education. Lycoming College acknowledges the follow- 
ing individuals and businesses for their leadership gifts 
of $10,000 or more this past fiscal year. This short list of 
donors accounts for 63% of total gifts received in fiscal 
year 2007. Lycoming greatly appreciates their generous 
commitment and loyalty. 

Abbott Laboratories Fund 

Anonymous 

Anonymous 

Anonymous 

Louisa Atlierton '37 

Bess and Eph (deceased) Baker 

Mynia A. Barnes Trust 

Shirley (Wunderly) '66 and John "66 Biggar 

Judith Fry Cahstri '56 

Citizens & Northern Bank 

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company 

Mary and Jay '88 Cleveland Jr 

Sandra and Jay Cleveland Sr. 

Robert Cohen 

Estate of Kathryn S. Day 

Emily and James Douthat 

Marilyn (Phillippy) '70 and Donald "dS F;ulor 

Susan (Bartz) Flanagan '75 

Helen (Holler) '57 and Daniel ^7, 'OIH Fultz 

Beatrice (Baird) '69 and David '69 Gathi 

Nancy (Hall) '59 and Casimir '59 Gieniei 

Global Gift l-und 

Carl GrivnL-r '75 

Joanne anil Arthur '59 1 laherberger 

Grace (Ptlecgor) '67 arul Daniel Hawbakei 

Tina and Michael '63 Hayes 

Estate ol Lloyd J. HefFelfinger 

Joyce and Harold '51 Hershberger Jr. 

Vincent Horcasitas 

James Hubbard '66 

Jersey Shore State Bank 

Kathryn (Baldwin) '67 and Edward '53 Johnson 

Joanne Korengo '65 

Jane (Keyte) '55 and Eugene '57 Landon 

L.B. Smith Educational Foundation 
Joyce and David '61 Lee 
Joyce and Peter '69 Lynn 

M&T Bank 

James Maiolo '58 

Manheim Investors 

D. Stephen Martz '64 

Sylvia and Richard '62 Mase 

Ann Sue (Bingaman) '60 and Jay '60 McComiick 

Marilyn and Richard '68 Myers 

Margaret and John "07H Piper Jr. 

Estate of Mary R. Schweikle '63 

Andrea Seuren '76 

Charlene and Robert '58, '04H Shangraw 

Cheryl (Eck)'70 and Hugh Spencer 

Steven Stout '72 

Norma and H. Lawrence '57 Swartz 

Diane and David '38, '89H (deceased) Sykes 

The David B and Shirley L. Sykes Foundation 

Ronalee (Bennett) '69 and John '68 Trogner Jr. 

United Methodist Church Central PA Conference 

United Way of Capital Region 

Elizabeth and Alvin '71 Younger Jr. 




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Endowed Funds plan lor the liituie of Lycoming 
College and ensure that countless generations of 
students will benefit from a Lycoming education. 
Special thanks to the following donors for creating 
opportunities for current and future students through 
the establishment of these ne\\' funds in fiscal year 2007: 

An anonymous donor cslabllshcd the Dr. Olio L. Sonder "46 
Endowed Scholarship in appreeialion for Dr. Sonder "s 
service to Lycoming College for students u ith linancial need. 

Robert Cohen established the Linda Lev Cohen "fiX Endowed 
Scholarship in memory of his wife, Linda, tor students w ith 
demonstrated financial need majoring in history, 

Sanlu deSilva established the deSilva Mathematics 
Colloquium Endowed Fund to support the projects, speakers, 
and presentations associated with the Mathematical Science 
Colloquium. 

The Former Agents of the FBI Foundation established the 
J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Award to be awarded at Honors 
Convocation. 

Arthur '59 and .loanne Haberberger established the Joanne and 
Arthur Haberberger Berks County Endowed Scholarship for 
students with financial need from Berks County, Pennsylvania. 



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Richard '62 ancTS^WWWSse established the Richard ani 
Sylvia Mase Endowed Scholarship for students w ith financial 
need from Tioga or Bradford Counties, Pennsylvania. 

Many donors joined together to create the John F. Piper. Jr. 
and Margaret P. Piper Endov\ed Scholarship in appreciation of 
John and Margaret's scr\ ice to Lycoming College upon Dean 
Piper's retirement. 

Andrea Seuren '76 established the Seuren Leadership Speaker 
Series in memory of her parents. Walt and Peg Seuren, to 
build a culture ol' leadership that espouses ser\ ice, ethics, and 
critical thinking that w ill shape Lycoming students throughout 
their lives. 

H. Lawrence '57 and Norma J. Swartz established the 
Mclver/Thayer Competitive Performance Choir Scholarship 
in memory of Walter Mclver and in honor of Fred Thayer to 
benefit students with linancial need who are participating in 
the Choir. 




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The 

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Annual 

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During the 2006-2007 fiscal year, 
Lycoming College's alumni, parents, 
and friends contributed $863,090 to 
the Lycoming Annual Fund, setting 
a new record of success! Gifts to the 
Lycoming Annual Fund are imme- 
diately put into action, supporting 
financial aid, academic programs, and 
student life. 

Tuition only covers 61% of the cost of 
a student's education at Lycoming. The remaining 39% is 
funded by outside support, including gifts to the Lycoming 
Annual Fund. Each year, support to the Lycoming Annual 
Fund helps ensure the vitality and strength of the College, 
providing 95% of students with some form of financial aid. 

Thank you for your generous support! 



Bringing Back the Pleasure of a Phone Call 



By Loni N. Kline, Director of Annual Giving 

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell shaped world history 
with the invention of the telephone. Back then, it was a thrill 
to receive a phone call, and the news of telecommunication 
spread quickly. In today's era, news about the "Do Not Call" 
list spread even faster. Lycoming students want to change 
your perception of telephone communication, and bring back 
the pleasure of a phone call — the best way to stay connected! 

Throughout the academic year, a team of 25 Lycoming 
students spend evening hours making phone calls to connect 
with alumni, parents, and friends. Our callers are anxious to 
hear a voice on the other end of the phone, as they enjoy the 
opportunity to proudly represent Lycoming. These students 
are representatives of Lycoming, not telemarketers. 

Sure, the callers encourage financial support to the 
Lycoming Annual Fund, but the donations are bonuses to 
each conversation. Phonathon calls give students the chance 
to offer news about Lycoming, to network with alumni and 
friends, and to expand their skills. Their success is not exclu- 
sively calculated by the amount of money raised, but by the 
creation and maintenance of relationships. 

The next time "Lycoming College" appears on caller-id, 
please pick up the phone, and give one of our fine students an 
opportunity to update you on all things Lycoming. Together, 
we may not be pioneers of telecommunication, as Alexander 
Graham Bell was, but we can bring back the pleasure of a 
phone call. 







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Alumni 

Parents 

Past Parents 

Individuals 

Corporations 

Foundations 

Matching Gift Co. 

Organization 



TOTALS 



$587,938 

$10,961 

$36,093 

$67,216 

$47,513 

$37,950 

$38,961 

$36,458 



$863,090 




LYCOMING COLLEGE MAGAZINE • FALL 'O? 



ANNUAL FUND 





Each and every gift to the Annual Fund makes a ditTerence at Lycoming College. 

Alumni support to the Lycoming Annual Fund is a determining factor in college rankings and foundation grants. 

This year, 20% of alumni contributed to the Lycoming Annual Fund. Thank you for your support. 



Class 
Year 



LYCOMING ANNUAL FUND GIVING BY CLASS YEAR 



Fiscal Year 2006-2007 



Total 
Alumni 



Annual 

Fund 

Donors 



Annual 

Fund 

Giving 



Annual 

Fund 

Participation 



Class 
Year 



Total 
Alumni 



.\nnuul 

Fund 

Donors 



/Vnnual 

Fund 

Giving 



Annual 

Fund 

Partieipalion 



1930 


2 


1 


$200 


50% ■ 


1969 


284 


73 


$58,120 


26% 


1931 


4 


-} 


$125 


50% ■ 


1970 


243 


63 


$30,878 


26% 


1932 


6 


1 


$100 


H 


1971 


238 


62 


$22,370 


26% 


1933 


4 


1 


$100 


25% H 


1972 


240 


53 


$13,645 


22% 


1934 


3 


~> 


$100 


67% ■ 


1973 


306 


76 


$17,525 


25% 


1935 


9 


-) 


$1,550 


22% H 


1974 


322 


70 


$19,645 


22% 


1936 


7 


3 


$3,140 


43% H 


1975 


262 


68 


$33,968 


26% 


1937 


14 


7 


$1,185 


50% H 


1976 


248 


53 


$16,805 


21% 


1938 


12 


7 


$3,285 


58% H 


1977 


246 


58 


$11,610 


24% 


1939 


16 


8 


$2,105 


50% ■ 


1978 


247 


59 


$9,779 


24% 


1940 


24 


11 


$790 


46% H 


1979 


218 


41 


$5,490 


19% 


1941 


28 


11 


$1,295 


39% H 


1980 


224 


51 


$16,949 


23% 


1942 


45 


18 


$1,870 


40% H 


1981 


179 


49 


$15,510 


27% 


1943 


26 


5 


$745 


19% ■ 


1982 


202 


34 


$8,095 


17% 


1944 


17 


4 


$535 


24% H 


1983 


208 


27 


$4,095 


13% 


1945 


16 


6 


$5,471 


38% H 


1984 


189 


31 


$4,395 


16% 


1946 


27 


7 


$9,689 


26% H 


1985 


204 


23 


$4,935 


11% 


1947 


60 


16 


$10,074 


27% H 


1986 


224 


32 


$4,621 


14% 


1948 


63 


20 


$4,440 


32% H 


1987 


192 


26 


$5,445 


14% 


1949 


35 


19 


$3,360 


54% H 


1988 


280 


34 


$11,240 


12% 


1950 


85 


34 


$18,515 


40% H 


1989 


196 


23 


$3,350 


12% 


1951 


82 


31 


$6,625 


38% H 


1990 


184 


27 


$6,305 


15% 


1952 


94 


30 


$4,195 


32% H 


1991 


211 


12 


$1,275 


6% 


1953 


70 


24 


$6,868 


34% H 


1992 


237 


35 


$8,551 


15% 


1954 


68 


24 


$3,635 


35% H 


1993 


238 


29 


$1,865 


12% 


1955 


67 


17 


$3,790 


25% H 


1994 


238 


36 


$5,725 


15% 


1956 


75 


29 


$16,155 


39% H 


1995 


260 


29 


$3,393 


11% 


1957 


126 


42 


$64,474 


33% H 


1996 


275 


32 


$4,065 


12% 


1958 


136 


44 


$41,146 


32% H 


1997 


260 


27 


$1,652 


10% 


1959 


160 


50 


$24,528 


31% 1 


1998 


280 


36 


$2,885 


13% 


1960 


115 


45 


$12,128 


39% H 


1999 


318 


37 


$2,699 


12% 


1961 


139 


44 


$24,360 


32% 1 


2000 


257 


23 


$2,705 


9% 


1962 


141 


44 


$16,440 


31% 1 


2001 


274 


17 


$2,060 


6% 


1963 


185 


70 


$52,895 


38% H 


2002 


260 


20 


$1,045 


8% 


1964 


252 


75 


$15,925 


30% H 


2003 


303 


-IT 


$1,235 


7% 


1965 


242 


71 


$20,370 


29% H 


2004 


230 


16 


$1,785 


7% 


1966 


199 


66 


$45,742 


33% H 


2005 


292 


22 


$2,065 


8% 


1967 


239 


82 


$20,444 


34% H 


2006 


349 


7 


$235 


2% 


1968 


280 


63 


$32,810 


23% H 


2007 


286 


150 


$528 


52% 




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Board of Trustees 
2006-2007 

OFMCERSOFTHE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

f I.. ,!..>,. ,n of the Boarr! 

Mr. Arthur A. Haberberger "59 
Investor and Consuhant 
Reading, PA 

Vice Chairman 

Mr. Jay W. Cleveland Sr. 
Chairman of the Board/CEO 

Cleveland Brothers Equipment 

Company 
Harrisburg, PA 

Secretary 

Mr. Melvin H. Campbell Jr. "70 
Owner/President 

Campbell, Harrington & Brear 

Advertising Agency 
York, PA 

Assistant Secretary 

Mr. Harold D. Hershberger Jr. '51 
President 

Deer Mountain Associates. Inc. 
Williamsport, PA 

Assistant Secretary 

Ann S. Pepperman, Esquire 
Partner 

McNerney Page. Vanderlin & Hall 
Williamsport, PA 

ME.MBERS 

Dr. Brenda Alston-Mills "66 
Professor 

North Carolina State University 
Raleigh, NC 

David R. Bahl, Esquire 
Partner 

McCormick Law Finn 
Williamsport, PA 

Dr. Robert L. Bender "59 
Associate VP for Academic Affairs/ 

Retired (Emeritus) 

University of Illinois 
Champaign, IL 

Mr. John R. Biggar '66 
Executive VP and CFO 

PPL Resources. Inc. 
Allentown, PA 

Dr. James E. Douthat 
President 

Lycoming College 
Williamsport, PA 



Mr. Donald E. Failor '68 
Owner/Chartered Life Underwriter 

D. E. Failor Associates 
Harrisburg, PA 

Dr. DanielG. Fultz'57, 'OIH 
Executive IP and Treasurer/Retired 

Lycoming College 
Mendon, NY 

Mr. David D. Gathman '69 
Senior VP and CFO 
SunGard SCT Inc. 
Bryn Mawr, PA 

Mrs. Nancy Gieniec "59 
Self Employed/Retired 
Lancaster, PA 

Mr. Daniel R. Hawbaker 
President 

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. 
State College, PA 

Mr. Michael J. Hayes '63 
President/CEO 

Fred's Inc. 
Memphis, TN 

Mr. James L. Hebe '71 
President 

Co-Van International Trucks. Inc. 
Coquitlam, BC 

Bishop Neil L. Irons 
Bishop/Retired 

Central PA Conference. 

United Methodist Church 
Mechanicsburg, PA 

Mr. Dale N. K.rapt"67 
President 

Geoige Krapf. Jr & Sons, Inc. 
Exton, PA 

Mr. Daniel R. Langdon '73 
President 

East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. 
Lyon Station, PA 

Mr. David B. Lee '61 
President/CEO 

Omega Financial Corporation 
State College. PA 

Dr. Robert G. Little '63 
Family Physician 

Community Medical Associates 
Halifax, PA 

Mrs. Carolyn-Kay (Miller) Lundy '63 
Community- I bliinleer/Former 
Teacher 
Williamsport, PA 

Mr. Peter R. Lynn '69 
CEO 

Government Retirement & 

Benefits, Inc. 
Alexandria, VA 



Mr. D. Stephen Martz '64 
Part-time Business Manager 

First United Methodist Church 
Hollidaysburg, PA 

Mr. Richard D. Mase '62 
Businessman, Self Employed/ 

Retired 
Montoursville, PA 

Dr. Norman B. Medow '60 
Surgeon 

Manhattan, Eye. Ear & Throat 

Hospital 
New York, NY 

Mr. James G. Scott '70 
Independent Consultant 
Morris Plains, NJ 

Dr. Robert L. Shangraw '58, '04H 
Chairman Emeritus 

First Vice President for 
Investments/Retired 

Merrill Lynch. Pierce, Fenner & 

Smith 
Williamsport, PA 

Mr. Hugh H. Sides '60 
President 

Robert M. Sides Music. Inc. 
Williamsport, PA 

Mr. Stanley W. Sloter '80 
President 

Paradigm Companies 
Arlington, VA 

The Honorable Clinton W. Smith '55 
Senior Judge 

Lycoming County Court House 
Williamsport, PA 

Mr. Charles D. Springman '59 
Senior VP Operations/Retired 

May Department Stores 
Williamsport, PA 

Mr. John S. Trogner Jr. '68 
Treasurer 

Troegs Brewing Co. 
Harrisburg, PA 

Mrs. Robert S. Yasui 
Nurse/Homemaker/Retired 
Williamsport, PA 

Dr. Dennis G. Youshaw '61 
Physician/Retired 
Altoona, PA 

EMERITUS MEMBERS 

Mr. David Y. Brouse '47 
Montoursville, PA 

Mr. Richard W. DeWald '61 
Montoursville, PA 



Dr. Samuel H. Evert '34 
Palm Beach Gardens, PL 

Dr. Kenrick R. KJian '57 
Penney Farms, FL 

Mrs. Margaret D. L'Heureux 
Williamsport, PA 

Dr. William Pickelner ■95H 
Williamsport, PA 

Mrs. John Rich VI '42 
Woolrich, PA 

Dr. Harold H. Shreckengast Jr. '50, 

'OOH 

Philadelphia, PA 

The Reverend Dr. Wallace Stettler 
Kingston, PA 



Alumni Association 

Executive Board 

2006-2007 

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD 

President 

Ms. Brenda J. Bowser Seder '98 
Silver Spring, MD 

Past President 

Mr. David A. Walsh '76 
Scotia, NY 

1st \ ice President 

Mr. David E. Freet '68 
Harrisburg, PA 

2nd \ ice President 

Dr. Heather Duda '98 
Indiana, PA 

Secretary 

Mr. Lee Dawson '96 
Williamsport, PA 

Treasurer 

Mr. Gary R. Spies '71 
Williamsport, PA 

MEMBERS 

Mr. Bnan L. Belz '96 
Lansdale, PA 

Mrs. Bonnie (Bierly) Bowes '62 
Jersey Shore, PA 

Mr. Andrew A. Bucke '71 
Liverpool, PA 



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Ms. Christine M. Colella "04 
Brick. NJ 

Ms. Lynn A. Cruickshank "84 
Fairport, NY 

Dr. David E. Detwiler III "75 
Forest, VA 

Dr. Shannon (Kcane) English "94 
Big Rapids, Ml 

Mr. Richard H. Felix "56 
Willianisport, PA 

Dr. William J. Gallagher HI "70 
Carlisle. PA 

Mr. W. Clark Gaughan "77 
Ellieott City. MD 

Mr. .Andrew M. Gross '59 
Basking Ridge, NJ 

Ms. Kan L. Hebble "86 
Florissant, CO 

Dr. John J. Joe "59 
Coates\ille, PA 

The Reverend Dr. 

Ronalds. McElwee "71 
Chanibershurg. PA 

Mr. John T.Murray 11 "SI 
Martinsville, NJ 

Mrs. Meredith Ranibo Murray '92 
Roosevelt, NJ 

Mrs. Wendy (Park) Myers "89 
Shamong. NJ 

Ms. Taunia (Halcrov\) Oechslin "92 
Johnstou n, PA 

Mr MarkJ. Ohlinger'92 
Reading. PA 

Dr Barbara (NetT) Price "60 
Hanover Township, PA 

Captain Richard L. Raudabaugh "60 
Mechanicsburg, PA 

Dr Linda (Wabschall) Ross '69 
West Chester, PA 

Mrs. Cheryl (Eck) Spencer '70 
Deerficid, IL 

Mr Joseph M. Wade '90 
Perkasie. PA 

Mrs. Linda (Lady) Wallace "77 
Morris Plains, NJ 

Ms. Ann (Bell) Wood '73 
Clearfield, PA 



Dr. Dennis G. Youshau "61 
Altoona, P.^ 

Mr. AJ Francavilla '08 
Student Senate I'rcMdenl 

Ms. Kelly A. Ilouertcr "06 
Student Senate Past President 

Ms. Jessica E. Gough "07 
Senior Class President 

Ms. Michele Connors '06 
Senior Class Past President 



TKArVKS 



Institute for 

Management Studies 

Board of Visitors 

2006-2007 

Mr Frank Brennan 
Ownt'i'^Princip/f 

Pareiile Ramlolph LLC 
Willianisport, PA 

Mrs. Nanci (Davis) Morris "78 
Director of Public Markets 

Princeton Theological Seminary 
Princeton, NJ 

Mrs. Elizabeth (Smith) Spielh "72 

Ecjuifia Consumer Solutions 
Catasauqua, PA 

Mr. Steven P. Johnson '76 
President 

Susquehanna Health System 
Willianisport, PA 

Mr. John B. Shaffer '71 
Pastor 

First Church of the Brethren 
Ouakertown, PA 

Mr. Marshall D. Welch 111 
StonefielJ Capital. LLC 
Cogan Station, PA 

Mrs. Mary B. Wolf 
Mayor 

City of Williamsport 
Willianisport. I'A 

Dr. Mehrdad Madresehee 

Director Institute for Management 

Studies 

Chain Department of Economics 

Lycoming College 
Williamsport, PA 

Dr. John F. Piper Jr. 
Dean of the College 
Lycoming College 
Williamsport, PA 



Dr. H. Bruce Weaver 

Professor Department of Business 

Administration 

Lycoming College 
Williamsport. PA 

Mr. Richard Wienecke 

Chair. Department ol'.'Xccounting 

Lycoming College 
Williamsport. PA 



"TKArVKS 



LYCOMING 
COLLEGE 



Lycoming Annual 
Fund Class Agent 

Committee 

2006-2007 

Mrs. Judith Fry Calistri '56 
Fayetteville. NY 

Mr. E. Noel Faddis '58 
Guir Breeze. FL 

Mrs. Nancy Sass Threll'all '75 
Norristovvn. PA 

Mr. David A. Walsh '76 
Scotia. NY 

Ms. Linda Porr Sweeney '78 
Lancaster. PA 

Mr. D. Mark Fultz '80 
Pittsford. NY 

Mr John T. Murray '81 
Martinsville. NJ 

Mrs. Meredith Ranibo Murray '92 
Roosevelt. NJ 

Ms. Taunia (Halcrow ) Oechslin '92 
Johnstown. PA 

Mrs. Deborah (Norton) Valencia '9.'? 
Sammamish. WA 

Mr. Eric R. Kratz '94 
Harrisburg. PA 

Ms. Kristin A. Nash '95 
Harrisburg. PA 

Mr. Michael G. Charles "96 
Wellsboro. PA 

Mr. Morgan R. Kyte '00 
Boonton, NJ 

Mrs. Sarah (Wolferz) Kyte '01 
Boonton. NJ 




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Lycoming receives no 
state grant funding to 
cover expenses or state 
allocation to support 
building projects. 
Thecost of private 
higher education j 

exceeds the ability of \ 
95% of those families 
who send their 
children to college. 
Lycoming students 
receive $14.5M in 
financial aid each year. 
Tuition covers only 
61% of the cost of a 
student's education at 
Lycoming. 



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October 21, 2006 
'■$42 Million 




indowed Scholarships 
Student Financial Aid 



$4.5M for Academic Programs 



Institute for Management Studies 
Clean Water Institute 
Symposium Program 
Visiting Scholars Program 



l^raatii/a Wlrit 



ram 



$3.5M for Facultv Develo 



Three New Endowed Faculty Chairs 
Endowed Fund for Faculty Development 



S14.5M for Annual Student and Academic Suppo. 



Lycoming Annual F'und 



nt and Academi 



Recreation Center 
Mary Lindsay Welch 
Honors Hall 

New Apartment Style 

Residence Hall 



n Library Renovation and Technology Upgrade 
ES Detwiler Planetarium Improvements 



'ays To Support The Campaign: 



■ Outright gifts of cash and appreciated securities can 
be gifted to the Lycoming Annual Fund and other 
campaign projects. Real estate and personal property 
are other assets a donor may gift to the College. 
L_ Planned gifts made through bequest provisions, life 
insurance policies, life income plans, and retirement 
funds may reduce estate and other taxes while 
allowing the donor to retain lifetime use of his or 
her assets. 
For more information about liow you can support the 
campaign, please contact the Development Office at 
570.321.4395. 

, 5JCl 




in covers only 61% of the cost of delivering a 
student's education at Lycoming 
Lycoming receives no state grant fiinding to cover 
expenses or state allocation to support building 
projects 

The cost of private higher education exceeds the 
ability of 95% of those families who send their 
children to college 

Students receive $14.5M in financial aid each 
year from Lycoming College 



CAMPUS NOTES 






Dr. Stephen Storck 
Named Vice President 
and Treasurer 

Stephen R. Storck. CPA, 
PhD. has been named Vice 
President and Treasurer of 
Lycoming College. The 
announcement was made 
on August 20 by President 
James E. Douthat. Dr. Storck 
will leave his position as 
Vice President for Adminis- 
tration and Chief Financial 
Officer at Heidelberg College 
in Ohio this fall to lead 
the Business Division at 
Lycoming. He will succeed 
Mr. Robert W. Griesemer. 
who retired from Lycoming 
College in June. 

"We are delighted with 
Steve Storck's decision to 
join us as the senior financial 
officer at the College." said 
Dr. Douthat. "He comes 
with broad leadership 
experiences at several fine 
private institutions." Prior 
to his ser\ ice at Heidelberg, 
Dr. Storck was the Vice 
President for Business 
Affairs at Otterbein College 
in Ohio for 1 8 years and has 
worked in other capacities at 
colleges in Pennsylvania and 
West Virginia. 

Dr. Storck earned the PhD 
from Ohio University, the 
MBA from York College, 
and holds a bachelor of arts 
in accounting from King's 
College. 



At Lycoming 



"Lycoming College has 
much of which to be proud. 
includmg the significant 
achievements of the past 20 
years," said Dr. Storck. "It 
is positioned well for the 
future, and 1 am looking 
forward to being part of the 
campus community. 1 have 
been particularly impressed 
by the important recognition 
that Lycoming has recently 
received from outside enti- 
ties. But. it was the friendli- 
ness and approachability of 
the people that I encountered 
while on campus that 1 found 
most appealing." 

Dr. Storck and his wife, 
Phyllis, are the parents of 
two grown children. While in 
Ohio, Dr. Storck served on a 
number of boards, including 
the Westerville Chamber of 
Commerce, the Rotary Clubs 
of Tiffin and Westerville. and 
the Westerville Symphony 
Orchestra. 

WELCOME, 

Class of 2011! 

The Class of 20 11 was 
formally welcomed to 
Lycoming College on Friday, 
August 24, during the New 
Student Convocation. The 
400-member class made the 
traditional march through the 
Sykcs date and proceeded 
to the upper quad, where 
the class was greeted by 
faculty and staff members in 
academic regalia, as well as 
family and friends. 

Dr. Mehrdad Madrcsehee. 
Chair of the Faculty, was 
the presenter of the mace. 
Speakers included Dr. James 
E. Douthat, President of the 



College; Dr. Thomas 
Griffiths, Provost and Dean 
of the College: and Ms. 
Regina M. Collins, Assistant 
Dean for Freshmen. 

Mr. David H. Freet '68 
of Harrisburg, President of 
the Pennsylvania Telephone 
Association, was the guest 
speaker. "I'd like to welcome 
you to this new opportu- 
nity in your life," said Freet. 
"Don't hesitate to try new 
things. You'll learn from 
the experience and be better 
for it." 

During the ceremony. 
Dr. Griffiths presented the 
General Board of Higher 



Education and Ministry 
Exemplary Teacher Award 
to Dr. Gene Sprechini, who 
joined the Mathematical 
Sciences Department in 
1981. Dr. Sprechini was also 
the recipient of the 2007 
Constance Cupp Plankenhom 
Alumni Award for Faculty 
Excellence. 

The choir and brass 
ensemble perfomied 
several selections during 
the afternoon's ceremony. 
Sr. Catherine Ann Gilvary 
delivered the invocation. A 
reception was held on the 
upper quad for all those in 
attendance follow ing the 
Convocation. 

The Class of 201 1 represents 
Lycoming College's national 
status, with students coming 
from Orlando, Phoenix, 
Houston, Seattle, and Los 
Angeles, according to Mr. 
James Spencer, Dean of 
Admissions and Financial Aid. 




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CAMPUS NOTES 



LYCOMING cm 




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Comocalion speaker Dcirid Freer '6S 

The incoming class 
includes nine high school 
valedictorians and salutatori- 
ans. Fifty students have been 
invited to participate in the 
College's Scholars Program. 

"The largest anticipated 
major of the incoming class 
is biology, with business, 
archaeology, psychology, 
and English right behind," 
said Spencer. "We've seen 
renewed interest in the sci- 
ences in each of the past 
three years. I credit the Col- 
lege's Clean Water Institute 
as being the catalyst for this 
surge." 

New Residence Hall 
Opens 

Lycoming College's first 
new residence hall since 
1 965 opened when students 
arrived for the start of the 
fall semester. The L-shaped 
townhouse configuration, 
located on the comer of 
Washington Boulevard and 
Mulberry Street, accommo- 
dates 85 students. 

The design of the fapade 
and landscaping suggests 
a cluster of single family 

^ The new residence hall will 
feature a courtyard at the rear of the 
complex. The architecture (below) 
blends in with existing College and 
communit}- buildings. 



houses when, in 
fact, all of the 
units are adjoined. 
The residence 
hall is the 
College's first 
to be air condi- 
tioned. Residents 
were selected 
using a lottery 
system, with 
senior status and 
GPAas criteria. 
"I am very excited 
about living in the 
new Residence 
Hall, especially 
since 1 will be 
among the first 
to live there," said senior 
Jamie Rowe of Honesdale, 
Pa. "1 have high expectations 
because it is such a positive 
addition to the campus. 1 
hope it will allow me to have 



more freedom, but still 
experience cooperative 
living." 

The Development 
Office is pleased to 
announce there are sev- 
eral residence hall naming 
opportunities available 
for interested individuals 
or businesses. For more 
information, please contact 
Jennifer Wilson, Director 
of Development, at 
570.321.4395, or Wilson® 
lycoming.edu. 

Lycoming One of 
"Best Northeastern 
Colleges" 

Lycoming College is 
one of 222 outstanding 
colleges and universities 
in the Northeast that The 
Princeton Review 
recommends to college 



Jfcss 

Colleges 





applicants in the new 
2008 edition of its book, "Best 
Northeastern Colleges." 

"The schools in this book 
all have excellent academic 
programs," says Robert 
Franek, Princeton Review s 
V.P., Publishing. "We chose 
them from several hundred 
Northeastern schools we 
considered based on institu- 
tional data we collect about 
the schools, our surveys of 
students attending them, and 
our visits to schools over the 
years. We also worked to 
have a wide representation 
of colleges in the book by 
size, selectivity, character and 
locale." 

The book includes schools 
in the District of Columbia 
and eleven states: Connecticut, 
Delaware, Maine, Maryland, 
Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire, New Jersey, New 
York, Pennsylvania, Rhode 
Island, and Vermont. 

The Princeton Review 
surveyed 62.000 students 
at the 222 colleges in this 
edition of the book (about 
275 per campus). The 80- 
question survey asked 
students to rate their schools 
in several categories — from 
the accessibility of their 
professors to quality of the 
campus food — and answer 
questions about themselves, 
their fellow students, and their 
campus life. Comments from 
surveyed students pepper the 



LYCOMING COLLEGE MAGAZINE • FALL '07 



CAMPUS NOTES 



book's narrative profiles of 
the colleges. 

The 2008 edition of "Best 
Northeastern Colleges" is 
the fourth edition of the 
book. Unlike The Princeton 
Review's annual "Best 366 
Colleges," "Best Northeast- 
em Colleges" does not have 
ranking lists based on student 
surveys. The Princeton 
Review (www. Princeton 
Review.com) is a New York- 
based company known for its 
test preparation, education, 
and college admission ser- 
vices. It is not affiliated with 
Princeton University and it is 
not a magazine. 

Dean's List Tailgate 
Kicks Off Football 
Season 

On Saturday. September 
I , the Development Office 
hosted the First Annual 



Dean's List Tailgate to 
kick-off the 2007 Lycoming 
Football season. More than 
S5 alumni, parents, and 
friends of Lycoming gathered 
on a beautiful afternoon at 
David Person Field for got)d 
food and conversation. 

President James E. 
Douthat and Emily Douthat 
were present to greet the 
College's guests. Dr. Tom 
Griffiths, Lycoming's new 
Provost and Dean of the 
College, and his wife. Dr. 
Margaret Griffiths, were also 
present to be welcomed to 
the Lycoming community. 

The event was held in ap- 
preciation of donors giving to 
the Dean's List society. The 
Development Office sends 
a special thank you to all 
those who support Lycoming 
College. 



Student and Academic 
Plant Projects 





To provide 
a true home 
for its students, 
the College 
has Identified 
five capital 
improvement 
projects: 

O The Recreation 
Center 

O The Mary 
Lindsay Welch 
Honors Hall 

O A New 
Residence Hall 

O Library 

Renovation and 

Technology 

Upgrade 

O Detwiler 
Planetarium 
Improvements 



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0411 and Jim "ii ami Li/iJa 



http://www.lycoming.edu/clevelopment 



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Annual Baltimore 
Team Timeout 
Goes Indoors 

The always-popular 
Team Timeout at Camden 
Yards in Baltimore again 
drew scores of alumni 
and guests on Saturday, 
July 14,2007. Thanks to 
event organizer Stephen 
Simchak "99, picnickers 
enjoyed the cool indoors 
with a view of the field 
from the Camden Club, 
located in the Warehouse 
at Oriole Park, prior to 
an evening match-up be- 
tween the Orioles and the 
Chicago White Sox. Lynn 
Jackson, Vice President 
for College Advancement, 
shared an update on the 
College before the group 
moved out to 
the stands 
for the game, 
which ended 
in an 
exciting 
extra- 
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the home 
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LYCOMING COLLEGE MAGAZINE • FALL d" 



ALUMNI NEWS 




Event organizer Michael Holland '89 (center) looks over 
photos of Lycoming v new residence hall with Denise Georges 
93 and Gregg Sahhak 90. 



Lvnii Jackson. I ice Presuleni for College .4Jvancemenl. 
ami Lariy Jackson visit with Jim 70 and Linda '7~ Scon 
III Ihe Burnvard and Carriage House. 



. 1 cnt oiganizer Shannon (Holland) Desiderioscioli '9J 
(back. 2nd from right) reunites with '90s Beta Phi sisters at 
the 2nd Animal New Jersey Alumni Picnic. 



Gan Spies '72 reconnects with Dale '73 and Nancy '73 
Hiilchinson in New Jersey. 



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President James and 
Emily Doulhat picnic 
with Tom '52 and Nina 
Dempsey and Gaiy 
Spies '72 at Bowman 
Field in IVilliamsporl. 





Alum Brother and 
Sister Organize 2nd 
Annual New Jersey 
Picnic 

Michael Holland "89 
and Shannon (Holland) 
Desiderioscioli '92 again 
opened their Barnyard and 
Carriage House restaurant 
patio lo o\ er 40 alumni 
and guests for the 2nd 
Annual New Jersey Picnic. 
The sun smiled brightly 
on the afternoon's picnic 
and con\'ersation. and 
attendees heard news from 
the College from Lynn 
Jackson. Vice President for 
College Advancement, and 
Melanie Taormina. Director 
of Alumni Relations, who 
brought along photos of the 
campus's newest additions. 

Six Decades of 
.\Iumni Gather for 
Annual Outing in 
Williamsport 

Alumni from the '50s 
through the '00s gathered 
at Williamsport's Historic 
Bowman Field to enjoy a 
picnic on the deck in Cutters 
Cove and a minor league 
baseball game. President 
James and Emily Douthat 
and chaimian of Lycoming's 
board of trustees Arthur 
Haberberger '59 and his 
wife Joanne v isited with 
alumni o\ er the course of 
the e\ ening's festivities. 
Attendees received free 
t-shirts courtesy of the 
Crosscutters. The team, 
a single-.A atTiliate of the 
Philadelphia Phillies, also 
treated guests to a win over 
the V isiting Mahoning Valley 
Scrappers. 



The Cutlers Cove picnic is a family affair for Andrea Milchcliicc 'ill ilcjil and Aiuliva II ciiilui/ler '95 . 



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ALUMNI NEWS 



LYCOMING COLLEGE MAGAZINE • FALL '07 



Alums Take the King Tut Tour 

Sixty alumni and guests met bright and early on Saturday, 
September 8, for a tour of the King Tut exhibit at the Franklin 
Institute in Philadelphia. Following the morning tour, the group 
viewed the IMAX "Mummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs." About 
half of the group made a day of it by staying in Philly for a lun- 
cheon at Rembrandt's with President James and Emily Douthat. 
Area trustees, including Chainnan of the Board Art Haberberger, 
along with his wife Joanne, and members of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation Executive Board, were also in attendance. After lunch. 
President Douthat shared news from the College, giving updates 
on the new residence hall, campus technology, and additions 
to academic programs. Did you know that more than 1,800 
Lycoming alumni live within 50 miles of Philadelphia? That's 
more than 10% of all living Lycoming alumni of record! 




Sixly ahiimii aiut giiesis met bright and early on Saturday, September 8, 2007, 
for a tour of the King Tut exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. 




Karin (Phimmer) '93 and Mike Bono (right) catch up on Lycoming neus with 
Art Haberberger Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Emily Douthat. 



Clark '77 and Cuiutyn Liuughan with Lynn Jackson, Vice President for College 
Advancement. 



UMIMI ASSOCIATIO 
lAIARDJUOMIIMATIOIMS 



Lycoming College graduates have succeeded in many ways — personally, professionally, and in support of the College. To 
recognize Lycoming alumni and their successes, the following awards are presented annually at Homecoming: 

.\nscla R. Kvte Outstandins .Alumnus Award 

Given to a senior alumnus who has demonstrated a lifetime of service to humanity and whose life exemplifies those qualities 
encouraged and fostered at Lycoming College and its predecessor institutions. 

niitv.t-,nding .Achievement .Award 

Given in recognition of a very special accomplishment which reflects positively on Lycoming College and/or its predecessor 

institutions. This could be in a professional field or another area of accomplishment. 

ik" \. liower ^c^^icc .ward 
Given to an alumnus or non-alumnus for outstanding service rendered to Lycoming College. 

To submit a nomination for any of the above awards, please use the online form at http://www.lycomlng.edu/alumni/lcaa/ 

nominationform.htm or provide the following via regular mail: the name and class year of the nominee; the award for which 

you are nominating him/her; specific information in support of his/her candidacy; your name, class year, mailing address, 

phone number, and e-mail address. Send your nomination to: 

Office of Alumni Relations 

Lycoming College 

700 College Place, Box 163 

Williamsport, PA 17701 

The Membership, Nominations, and Awards Committee of the Alumni Association Executive Board will select the aw^ard win- 
ners from the nominations received. 



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LYCOMING COLLEGE MAGAZINE • FALL '07 



ALUMNI NEWS 



f/VLUMNI 



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007 





An Afternoon at the iNorth (. aroii'na Zoo • Asheboro, 
12:30 p.m. - North American entrance picnic area 

Meet up with your Carolina alumni ■"neigiibors" for a picnic lunch (bring your own, or purchase inside the zoo) 
and Lyco giveaways, then enjoy the zoo on your own with family and friends. RSVP to alumnif(/ lycoming.edu 



Dessert Reception • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 'At the home of our hosts David E. Kauffman '65 and Jeannie Van Epps 

11 374 N. 78th Street. Scottsdalc. AZ 
Register by January 22 by phone ore-mail: 570-321-4376 or fox^ijycoming.edu 




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2008 



3rd Annual Black Alumni Dinner 

All alumni are invited to attend this annual on-campus gathering sponsored by Lycoming's Black History Month Committee. 



FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2008 





Special Effects Studio Tour with Tom Woodruff '80 

Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.. Chatsvvorth. CA 
A mid-day tour is planned, with box lunch at the studio or lunch at a nearby restaurant to follow. 



For all events, visit 
www.lycoming.edu/alumni 





or call 570-321-4376 
for further information. 



LYCOMINGCOLLEGE 




Your participation in the 
Lycoming Annual Fund — 
with as little as $10— 
can make a huge difference 
in Lycoming's future. "^ 

The percentage of alumni who make a gift ..^ 
to the Annual Fund is one of the factors 
used by foundations when awarding 

ant money. In addition, this percentage 
is also utilized by U.S. News & World 
Report when determining 
its annual college rankings. 



SAVE THE STAM P! . G I V 
http://www.lycom1n^ .^du/detTCn 



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CLASS NOTES 



46 



No Class notes are 
compiled from infomiation 
submitted by alumni class 
scribes, newspaper clippings 
received through our press 
releases, and letters sent 
directly to the alumni office. 
InfoiTnation received after 
September 6, 2007, will be 
in a future issue of the 
Lycoming College Magazine. 
Send news to: 

a) Class scribe 

b) Alumni Office 
Lycoming College 
700 College Place 
Williamsport. PA 17701 

c) E-mail: 
alumni@lycoming.edu 

Please be advised that 
as a result of our online 
posting and archiving of 
the Magazine, information 
submitted to Class Notes may 
become publicly available 
and searchable through 
Internet search engines. 

Lycoming College 



Class Scribes: 

Ralph Marion 

Mt. Vernon Tov,'ers. Unit 

B611 

300 Johnson Feriy Road 

Sandy Springs. GA 30328 

rmarionjr@bellsouth. net 

or 

Dick Dingle 

27 Bennett St. 

Williamsport, PA 17701 

(570) 322-5526 (h) 



The Rev. Ken- 
neth R. Bonham 

(sociology) and his 
wife Esther Louise 
celebrated their 61" 
anniversary and Rev. 
Bonham 's 91" birth- 
day on February 7. 




Class Scribe: 

Rev. James Horace Gold 
8238 Old Turnpike Road 
Mifflinburg. PA 17844-6620 
(570) 966-0330 
jegold(d),uplink. net 

The Rev. James H. Gold 

(psychology) and his wife 
Margaret celebrated their 50"' 
wedding anniversary at an 
open house held at First Lu- 
theran Church in Mifflinburg, 
Pa., hosted by their children. 
A trip to New England was 
enjoyed by the couple and 
another trip is planned in the 
future. 



Class Scribe: 

Arthur Kelts 

22 Stonehill Rd 

North Chelmsford. MA 

01863 

(978) 251-3215 

arkjazz(a)verizon. net 



Robert V. Haas (account- 
ing) and his wife Theresa 
observed their 45"' anni- 
versary at a family picnic. 
They are the parents of four 
daughters and three sons, and 
13 grandchildren. 



Paul Motta (business 
administration) was inducted 
into the Delaware County 
Chapter Pennsylvania Sports 
Hall of Fame for 
coaching. He taught 
at Upper Darby 
High School for 25 
years. In 1971, Paul 
launched the baseball 
program at Delaware 
County Community 
College where his 
teams have won eight 



conference and seven tourna- 
ment titles. 



Richard W. DeWald 

(business) and his wife 
Nancy observed their 50"' 
anniversary June 29 at a 
family celebration held in 
Gorden City, S.C. They are 
the parents of three daughters 
and two sons, and 1 2 grand- 
children. 



Class Scribe: 

Geoffrey R. Wood 
6102 Pelican Drive 
New Bern, NC 28560-9769 
(252) 636-0508 
gwood8@cox. net 

Rev. William D. Hart- 
man (history) has been in- 
stalled as the Right Eminent 
Grand Commander of the 
Knights Templar of Penn- 
sylvania. Now retired from 
active ministry in the Meth- 
odist Church. Bill has served 
several churches in central 
Pennsylvania. In addition 
to his activity in York Rite 
Freemasonry, Bill has also 
been active in Scottish Rite 
Freemasonry, being coro- 
neted in 33"^ Degree Mason. 
He and his wife, Nancy, have 



raised four children and cur- 
rently reside in the Philadel- 
phia area. 

Martha Hickerson Kirk 
(English) reports a mini-re- 
union of Lycoming alumni in 
New Hope, Pa., in late April. 
The occasion was the wed- 
ding of the younger daughter 
of Patricia Campbell Curtis 
'61 and C. Robert Curtis 
'59 (Lambda Chi Alpha). 



Class Scribe: 

Evelyn McConnell Derrick 
509 Sherman St. Ext. 
Muncy PA 17756 
ederrick(a),windstream. net 



Class Scribe: 

Bill Lawry 

6 Tolland Circle 

Simsbuiy, CT 06070 

(860)658-7217 

wlawry(a),aol. com 



Class Scribe: 

Nancy Snow Cross 
2206 .Apple Road 
Fogelsville, PA 18051-1905 
(570) 422-0188 Office 

(610) 285-2757 Home 
crosswinds(a}earthlink.net 




(seated l-r) Pa! Campbell Curtis '61. Susan Shaw Koneff '6i, Martha Hickerson 
Kirk '62. and Liane Goetz Connors '62. Standing l-r Bob Curtis '59. Donald 
Koneff '61, and Peter Connors '61 (Theta Chi). 



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Dr. David O. Robbins '65 Appointed 
Interim Ohio Wesleyan President 

Dr. David O. Robbins '65 was appointed Interim 
President of Ohio Wesleyan University. Robbins. a 34- 
year Ohio Wesleyan employee, assumed his new role on 
July 1. following the departure of current President Mark 
W. Huddleston. 

Robbins is a 1965 graduate of Lycoming College, 
where he earned bachelor of arts degrees in biology and 
psychology. He received both his master's degree and his 
doctorate in physiological psychology from the Univer- 
sity of Delaware. 

Robbins joined the Ohio Wesleyan faculty in 1973. 
He has served as provost since August 2005, leading 
the faculty and working as an officer for the university. 
Robbins also has ser\ ed as a professor and chair in the 
Department of Psychology, as director of the Neurosci- 
ence Program, and as director of the Summer Science 
Research Program. 

Prior to joining Ohio Wesleyan, Robbins was a prin- 
cipal investigator in the Department of Physiology and 
then director of research at the Eye Research Foundation 
of Bethesda, Md., a former affiliate of the Department 
of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland School 
of Medicine. He also taught part time on the Maryland 
campus of the National Institutes of Health. 



Richard 
remembers 
Fred as the first 
upperclassman 
to talk with him 
when he arrived 
on campus. He 
was sport- 
ing his soccer 
jacket from 
Englewood 
High School, 
and Fred tried 
to recruit him 
for the Lycoming soccer 
team. Rich jokes that Fred's 
recruitment efforts failed but 
is quick to note that Fred still 
went on to be inducted in the 
Lycoming College Athletic 
Hall of Fame. Fred's e-mail 
address is fred@speedyprint- 
inglx.com. 

Richard retired from the 
Du Pont Company in 1945 
and now resides in Southport. 




Richard Erickson and Fred Feigley 
discovered each other in Islanhul. 
Turkey. 

Richard Erickson (math- 
ematics) Theta Chi and Fred 
Feigley (economics) KDR 
'64 discovered each other in 
Istanbul, Turkey. They were 
both on the same cruise with 
their wives and happened to 
take the same tour bus and 
sat directly across the aisle 

from each other SMALL 

WORLD. 




Lucy (DershamI '65 and Jeffrey Fester and Lois (Loncoske) '66 and P. David 
"Duke " Shoemaker '66 



N.C. He and wife Sally wel- 
comed their first grandchild. 
Bodie Caims Critchfield, into 
the family in February this 
year. Richard would love to 
hear from fellow alums at 
ericksrciifcf aol.com. 

Lucy (Dersham) Fesler 
(sociology), her husband .lef- 
frey, and P. David "Duke" 
(accounting) and Lois 
(Loncoske) Shoemaker 
'66 (sociology) traveled to 
Portland, Oregon, for the 
100"' anniversary of the 
Rose Festival in June. Their 
week together included visits 
to beautiful rose gardens, 
parades, tours of U.S. Navy 
ships, and dining at many 
of Portland's renowned 
restaurants. Both families 
also enjoyed visits with their 
respective sons. Jay Fesler 
in Portland and Stephen 
Shoemaker in Hugenc. As 
knowledgeable tour guides, 
their sons helped them 
experience the great public 
transportation, lively streets, 
and congenial residents that 
Portland ol'fcrs. 

Lucy would like fellow 
classmates to know that Sue 



Brown, widow of Walley 
Brown '65, who died after 
a \ aliant battle with skin 
cancer, may be reached at 
3404 Cook Road, Medina, 
Ohio 44256. 

Bill Landau (biology) 
recently began a new posi- 
tion as Science Chair at the 
Rae Kushner Yeshiva High 
School in Livingston. N.J. 
He officiallv began his du- 
ties, w hich include teaching 
biology and physics classes 
and superv ising the statT. on 
September 1. Bill loves the 
vitality and energy that are 
sparked by making change 
and is looking forward to the 
challenges ahead. Now that 
he is in the Livingston area, 
he enjoys being close to his 
daughters and three grand- 
children - soon to be four! 
Bill continues his love of art 
— painting, printing, cutting, 
hammering, gluing, and what 
he calls, in general, "making 
a mess" — and he exhibits his 
work whenever he can. 



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Elected 
iiion Cause 

Robert William (Bob) Edgar, the general secretary of The National Council of the 
Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC), and a fomier congressman who represented eastern 
Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1987, was elected president and chief executive officer of 
Common Cause by the organization's National Governing Board. Edgar succeeds Chellie 
Pingree, who stepped down in February. 

Edgar is a 1965 graduate of Lycoming College with a bachelor of arts degree in history. 
He holds a master of divinity degree from the Theological School of Drew University in 
Madison, N.J. He also holds four honorary doctoral degrees. 

As president and chief executive officer, Edgar will oversee all program activities, 
finances and communications for Common Cause, a non-partisan citizen lobby with more 
than 300,000 members and supporters. Common Cause has a 35-year history of helping 
citizens to effectively engage in the political process through reform advocacy on issues 
such as campaign finance reform, government ethics, election reform and media reform. 

Edgar, 63, comes to Common Cause with a rich and long history of public service 
and leadership. In 2000, he took office as general secretary for the National Council of 
Churches USA, a 50-year-old organization representing 35 member communions and their 
45 million members who work to promote unity and justice. 

Under Edgar's leadership, the Council focused on major initiatives that included over- 
coming poverty, protecting the environment, fostering interfaith understanding and work- 
ing for peace worldwide. He came to the Council from the Claremont School of Theology 
in Claremont, Calif, where he was president from 1990-2000. 

Edgar was elected to the US House in 1974, the first Democrat since the Civil War 
to represent the heavily Republican 7th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, an area 
outside of Philadelphia. Part of the Watergate class in Congress that helped pass sweep- 
ing ethics and campaign finance reforms, he led efforts to improve public transportation, 
fought wasteful water projects and authored the community Right to Know provision of 
Super Fund legislation. He also served on the House Select Committee on Assassinations 
that investigated the deaths of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr., and President John F. Kennedy. 

Edgar ran for the US Senate in 1986, losing to Republican Sen. Arlen Specter. He grew 
fi-ustrated in that race with the undue influence of money in politics and became an active 
supporter of clean elections and campaign finance refonn, issues that have been Common 
Cause's hallmark. 

Edgar has served on Common Cause's National Governing Board since 2005. He also 
serves on the boards of Independent Sector, another organization founded by Common 
Cause founder Gardner, the National Religious Partnership for the Environment and the 
Environmental and Energy Study Institute, an independent non-profit organization Con- 
gress uses as a resource for environmental and energy issues. 

He has received awards for his work from a number of national organizations, including 
the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America and the National Taxpayers Union. 



John Biggar (political 
science) was named to the 
Board of Trustees of Ameri- 
can Financial Realty Trust, 
a real estate investment trust 
focused on acquiring and 
leasing properties occupied 
by financial institutions. He 
also serves as a member of 



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the Board of Trustees of 
Lycoming College. 

Gil Langley (art) satis- 
fied a lifetime dream by 
completing a bicycle trip 
across the United States this 
past spring — Los Angeles to 
Boston, 3415 miles, over 49 
days with the CrossRoads 
Cycling Tour. He saw lots of 
trains, lots of cows, and lots 
of nice people. One of the 



high points was a spectacular 
1 10-mile stretch of country 
between Las Vegas, N.M., 
and Tucumcari where there 
were no services for 75 
miles. But this desolate little 
road had the Canadian Es- 
carpment and dropping off it 
was breathtaking. Gil reports 
that "real life" following 
the tour leaves much to be 
desired — like you can't go 
into every Dairy Queen you 



see. Pictures and a daily log 
can be found at: gilsbigtrip. 
blogspot.com 



Class Scribe: 

Maria (Testa) Missigman 

1414 Shiffler Avenue 

Williaimport. PA 17701 

570-322-1942 

testa 196 7(q\verizon. net 



At the Pennsylvania 
Canoe and Kayak State 
Championship held August 
5. 2007. in Warren, Pa., 
Doug Keiper (history) won 
the Downriver Kayak with 
a time of 2:06. The event, 
held on the Allegheny River, 
started at the Kinzua Dam 
and went through downtown 
Warren. This was his sixth 
State Championship. 

At the National Champion- 
ships, also held in Warren, 
Pa., on August 12-17,2007, 
Doug placed ninth in the 
Downriver Kayak and fourth 
in the ICF Olympic event. 
He adds, "It is truly getting 
tougher every year to com- 
pete against the young kids." 



Class Scribe: 

Susan Stewart 

30 Cedarcliff Circle 

Asheville. NC 28803-9541 

susancstewart(alhotmail.com 

Peter Faranda-Diedrich 

(accounting). currently a prin- 
cipal with the public account- 
ing firm of Trout, Ebersole & 
Groff, LLP in Lancaster. Pa., 
recently completed his 35"' 
year as a CPA specializing in 
tax and consulting services to 
the real estate industry and to 
other family-owned busi- 
nesses in Pennsylvania and 
1 1 other states. Peter just 
completed his tenth year as 



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ll lo n: Betsy tl^rovosll Ihiskin. Luna (h 
Susan Sk'narl. 

member of the adjunct facul- 
ties of Penn State University 
and Eiizabethtown College. 
Betsy (Provost) Baskin 
(biology). Lana (Falejev) 
Lindstrom (Soviet area stud- 
ies). Janet Buzby (sociol- 
ogy), and Susan Stewart 
(psychology) met in Ocean 
City. N.J.. in June for a re- 
union. They had a wonderful 
time reminiscing and catch- 
ing up on each other's lives. 



Class Scribe: 

Jon (Craig) Koons 

3 1 3 PecHey Drive 

Clarks Summit. PA 1H411 

(570) 587-3928 

koons 7 1 _scribe(ajxahoo. com 

Stella Faranda-Diedrich 

(English) a real estate profes- 
sional for 30 years, currently 
serves as Core Services 
Administrator of Coldvvell 
Banker Homesale Services 
Group, one of the country's 
40 largest real estate bro- 
kerage, title and mortgage 
providers. 

Son Anthony is a graduate 
of the Villanova School of 
Law and an associate in the 
Real Estate Department of 
Wolf Block Schorr and Solis- 
Cohen in Philadelphia. He 
and his wife. Tanya Christof- 
fel. are expecting their first 
child (the first grandchild) in 
September. 

Son Matthew is a graduate 
of the Beasley School of Law 
of Temple University and 



ilc}cvi i-iihlsinini. .kind Hnzln. a>hl 

an associate in the Litiga- 
tion Department of Dilworth 
Paxson in Philadelphia. 



Class Scribe: 

Lincki (Burton) Kocbanov 
34 Jefferson Avenue 
Danbuiy. CT 06810 
(203) 744-0393 
Kucbi3ixvaol.com 

Vistula Chapman-Smith 

(German) was named by 
Governor Rendell to the 
Pennsylvania Abraham Lin- 
coln Bicentennial Commis- 
sion (ALBC) which will plan 
and organize celebrations to 
mark the 200"'' anniversary 
of the birth and accomplish- 
ments of President Lincoln. 
She is currently the Regional 
Administrator of the Na- 
tional Archives and Records 
Administration. 



Class Scribes: 

Virginia (Ginny) Sbamlian 

P.O. Box 367 

Dingmas Feny PA 18328 

(908) 295-4553 (c) 

virginiasbai)ilian(^ 

yaboo.com 

or 

Sberrie Burton Smith 

103 S. Cherry Grove Ave 

Annapolis MD 21401-3629 

(410) 280-9086 

sanclrsmitbiwverizon. net 



Pam McAllister 

(interdisciplinary) 
w rites that she has 
Ibnd memories of 
her days at Lycom- 
ing. Since then 
she has lived in 
New York City and 
worked as a free- 
lance writer and a 
church musician. Pam is the 
author often published books 
and currently writes a regular 
column for Tbe Progressive 
Christian magazine. She 
serves as organist and choir 
director for two churches in 
Brooklyn. 

Pam has enjoyed a mod- 
est career in public speak- 
ing, which has taken her 
to a number of colleges 
and universities (including 
Brown and Princeton) as well 
as on a tour of Switzerland 
and Germany as the guest 
of environmental and peace 
activists. In 1988, she dedi- 
cated her book You Can 't Kill 
the Spirit: Stories of Women 
anil Nonviolent Action to Dr. 
Anna Weitz, former Dean of 
Students at Lycoming. 

Pam's next book will be 
out this fall: Tbe Bedside. 
Bathtub & Armchair Com- 
panion to MARK TWAIN 
(Continuum Publishers). 




I'ani Mc.lllislci- '7J 



Patricia J. \ alentine 

( sociology, anthropology ) 
has retired as Director of Hu- 
man Resources for the Bucks 
County Schools Intermediate 
Unit #22, Doylestown. Pa., 
where she spent the last 13 
years of her career. Prior to 
relocating to Doylestown, 
she served as both Assistant 
Director and Director of HR 
at the Williamsport Area 
School District. She spent 
the first 14 years of her ca- 
reer with BLaST Intemiedi- 
ate Unit #17 in Williamsport. 

Pat received her Master's 
Degree in Public Admin- 
istration from Marv'wood 
University, Scranton, Pa., 
and completed the Leader- 
ship Certification Program 
at Penn State University. In 
2004. she was elected to a 
three-year tenn on the Board 
of Directors for the Ameri- 
can Association of School 
Personnel Administrators. In 
2006. she received the "Wil- 
liam H. Dowler Award" as 
Pennsylvania school person- 
nel administrator of the year. 

Pat has traveled to many 
of the 50 United States and 
looks forward to internation- 
al travel as a retiree. She has 
two grown children and four 
grandchildren and currently 
resides in Chalfont. Bucks 
County. Pa. 



Class Scribe: 

Sheny L. MacPherson 
P.O. Box 167 
Shiloh. NJ 08353 
(856) 451-4976 
SL Maep(aaol. com 



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Class Scribe: 

Gail Gleason Beamer 
82 Littlefield Lane 
Marlborough. MA 01 752 
(508) 460-0682 
Beamette@aol. com 

James L. Helsel, Jr., 

(business administration) lias 
been named to the Real Es- 
tate Roundtable — a Washing- 
ton. D.C., based organization 
that brings together leaders 
of the nation's top real estate 
ownership, development, 
lending, and management 
firms with the leaders of 
major national real estate 
trade associations to jointly 
address key national policy 
issues relating to real estate 
and the overall economy. 
James has also been elected 
2008 Treasurer of the Nation- 
al Association of Realtors'R' 
— the world's largest trade 
association with member- 
ship in excess of 1.3 million 
members. 



Class Scribe: 

Tom Eisenman 
1615 Whitehall Drive 
Lima. OH 45805 
(419) 516-4499 
eisenmant@,earthlink. net 



Class Scribe: 

Brian Leonard 

5901 E. Prince George Drive 

Springfield. VA 22152 
(703) 569-0146 
brian@ral.ph 

Douglas C. Hall (busi- 
ness administration) was 
promoted to senior vice 
president, district manager 
for Northwest Savings Bank. 
He will supervise 1 1 north- 



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west offices in Lancaster and 
York counties. He resides in 
Lititz, Pa. 



Class Scribes: 

Edward and Jane (Snyder) 

Bird 

8 Fernstead Lane 

Berlin. CT 06037 

fish 1 1 56(a)sbcglohal. net 

Geoffrey R. Forester 

(biology) has joined Shingle 
and Gibb Company and will 
serve as District Manager 
with responsibility for the 
northeast and north central 
Pennsylvania territory. Geoff 
resides in Muncy, Pa. 

Leigh (Thompson) Howe 
(business administration) and 
partner William N, Apollony, 
two of the Mid-Atlantic's 
foremost healthcare banking 
executives, have joined Wex- 
ford Equities, LLC, to launch 
a new company, Windsor 
Healthcare Equities, LLC. 
Windsor Healthcare will 
focus on investments and 
equity positions in long term 
care and acute care facility 
development. 



Class Scribe: 

John Piazza 
4 1 6 Pine Street 
Williamsport. PA 17701 
(570) 321-1818 
jpiazza3@verizon. net 

Dr. Joanne Hullings 

(Spanish) was recently ap- 
pointed assistant professor at 
Temple University. Dr. Hull- 
ings is an emergency room 
physician in the Temple 
University Health System. 
She resides in Yardley, Pa., 
and recently traveled to New 
Mexico, Hawaii, and Iceland. 



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Several of ihe founding sisters of Beta Phi Gamma Sorority got together to remi- 
nisce in New Hope. Pa. Front row (l-r): Debbie (Mehl) Pall 78. Joanne Hull- 
ings 79. Liiann (Belmke) Tampe 78. Debra (Maisano) Dimne 78. Back row 
(l-r): Belle (Wizorek) Karpin 78. Ann (Weitiel) Fuhrman 79. Karen (Rohrs) 
Glennon 78. Kim (McCarthy) Rzomp 78. The sisters were "Making friends for 
the world to seel " 



Class Scribe: 

Roy Crowe 
305 North Rd 
GardenCity. NY 11530 
roycrowe@optonline.net 

Mary Margaret (Maffai) 
Falcone (history, elemental^ 
education) is currently teach- 
ing first grade in Columbus, 
Ohio, where she has been 
for the past 10 years. Son 
Brad is a junior at Ohio State 
majoring in broadcast/jour- 
nalism. Daughter Alyssa is 
1 7 and plays shortstop on the 
varsity softball team. Mary 
Margaret was in William- 
sport in July to visit room- 
mate Kathy (Moriarty) 
Cowher '80 (sociology) 
and had a blast. She says, 
"I got to visit Lyco and was 
amazed by the growth. It was 
wonderful to visit the dorms 
and walk around campus. 
Of course the visit wasn't 
complete without a trip to 
Joey's!! If you haven't been 
back for a while, you really 
should." Mary Margaret 
resides in Westerville, Ohio. 

Arthur W. Hathaway 
(accounting) sold his chain 
of pizza shops in southern 
and central New Hampshire 



and moved backed to his 
hometown of Boothbay 
Harbor, Maine, after a battle 
with cancer in late 2006 and 
early 2007. In May of 2007 
he opened a new business 
called "Coastal Candies" in 
Boothbay Harbor that will 
operate in the summer and 
fall months. If you are va- 
cationing nearby, stop in and 
say hello. 



Ron Frick (business 
administration) received a 
Lycoming County Education 
Award at the 6"' Annual Edu- 
cation Celebration Dinner on 
March 8, 2007. He was pre- 
sented a 2007 Alumni of the 
Year Award which recognizes 
"individuals who attended 
college in Lycoming County 
and remained in the area to 
become successful." 



Class Scribe: 

Lynn Cntickshank 
126 Roselawn Avenue 
Fairport. NY 14450 
(585) 388-8998 
lynnacip@yahoo.cotn 



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John G. Nugent (com- 
munications), a vice chair- 
man in CB Richard Ellis' 
Midlown Manhattan office, 
was honored with the Wil- 
liam H. McCarthy Award, the 
highest award a CBRE sales 
professional can receive. 
John is a member of CBRE's 
New York Tri-State Region's 
Senior Advisory Board, and 
serves as the broker repre- 
sentative on the company's 
Board of Directors and 
chairman of CBRE's Ameri- 
cas President's Advisory 
Council. 



Class Scribe: 

TIk'o (Giulc) Tnich 
(770) 238-6820 
theolnich(a hotmail. com 

Molly Sue Wentz Bo- 
vard (communications) was 
recognized by the National 
Ski Patrol for outstand- 
ing volunteer service as a 
National Ski Patrol member 
of the Denton Hill Ski Patrol 
in Denton, Pa. She joined 
the DHSPin 1989 and has 
completed her 18* year of 
\ olunteer service to the orga- 
nization. 

Paul Fox (international 
studies) has accepted the 
position of Risk Manager at 
Texas Christian University 
in Fort Worth, Texas. He 
is responsible for all insur- 
ance related matters at the 
University, which can range 
from work-related injuries to 
interfacing with the Secret 
Service. Prior to this posi- 
tion he was the Risk Man- 
ager for the Trammell Crow 
family in Dallas, Texas, for 
eight years. He is married to 
Joanne (Waskiewicz) '88 
Fox and resides in Mans- 
field. Texas, with their three 
children David, 14, Jared 10 
'A. and Elizabeth, six. 



Mark GaNung (business 
administration) has been 
promoted to executive vice 
president and chief sales 
officer for NexTier Bank. 
He has 22 years' banking 
experience. Mark lives in 
Bradford Woods, Allegheny 
County, Pa. 



Class Scribe: 

Patricia M. (Dempsey) 

Hiilchinson 

791 Caley Road 

King of Prussia. PA 19406 

(610) 768-0404 

mphiitch(cvmsn. com 



Class Scribe: 

Timi Miiheim 

604 Washington Square. Apt 

1410 

Philadelphia. PA 19106 

(215) 574-0160 (h) 

(215) 928-8436 (w) 

tmuheim(ti'colpenn.com 

Timothy 
(Tim) Myers 

(accounting) was 
named Chief 
Financial Officer 
for The Ken- 
dal Corporation. 
Previously Tim 
was employed 
by New Life 
Management and 
Development. Inc., based in 
Mt. Laurel, N.J.. where he 
has served as Principal. CFO, 
and Director of Management 
Services for the past nine 
years. The Kendal Corpora- 
tion, a not for profit organiza- 
tion, with offices in Kennett 
Square. Pa., has been provid- 
ing housing and ser\ ices 
for older adults since the 
early 1970's. Kendal now 
serves over 3()()() residents 
and employs 1 800 people in 
14 community and program 




Tim Myers A' 



sites in Pa.. N.H., Ohio. N.Y., 
Va.. and Mass. Tim's wife 
Wendy (Park) "89 is a mem- 
ber of the Alumni Associa- 
tion Executive Board. 



Class Scribe: 

Cindy Smith Snyderman 
3 Edwin .Miller Drive 
Glen Mills. PA 19342 
(610) 558-0998 (h) 
stealthcu(ctaol.coni 

Eric H. Reid (business 
administration) is President 
of J.H. Reid General Con- 
tractor, a heavy highway 
contractor located in South 
Plainfield. N.J. J.H. Reid 
General Contractors primary 
jobs include the building and 
rehabilitation of various in- 
terstate highways and bridges 
throughout the Tri-State 
area. Furthemiore, J.H. Reid 
General Contractor has just 
been awarded the moving of 
the historical Freedom Stairs 
at the World Trade 
Center, in N.Y.C., 
the only remnant 
intact and above 
ground on the site 
of the original 
World Trade Cen- 
ter complex after 
the 9/ 1 1 attacks. 
Eric H. Reid is 
an active member 
and advocate of 
the Utility Transportation & 
Contractors Assoc, amongst 
other organizations that he is 
committed to. Eric resides 
in Middletown. N.J.. with his 
wife of fourteen years. Lori. 
along with their three beauti- 
ful children. Jenna. Katelyn 
and Tre\ or. Eric and Lori are 
also anxiously awaiting their 
fourth child, due December 
of this vear 



Class Scribe: 

Wendy Park Myers 
10 Yorktown Drive 
Shamong. XJ 08088 
(609) 268-5458 (h) 
tim\vendym@comcast. net 

W. Jeffrey McClure, 

Jr. (criminal justice) and 
his wife, Bonnie, have their 
own construction company, 
KeithAustin Homes. Inc. 
(www.keithaustinhomes. 
com) They specialize in 
building custom homes 
in any size and design in 
central Florida and ha\ e the 
knowledge to build in the 
new "green" codes. They are 
otTering cost plus building 
for all Lycoming alumni. 
JetTand Bonnie live in Mel- 
bourne. Fla., with their two 
bovs, Keith and AJ. 



Class Scribe: 

Courtenay Wells .Arendt 
633 Oak Farm Court 
Luthen-ille. MD 21093 
(410) 561-0909 
cma86(§J,msn.com 

Keith O. Barrows 

(music, political science) 
recently ga\ e a presenta- 
tion on international corpo- 
rate fiindraising at the 25"^ 
International Conference of 
the International Council for 
lnno\ ation in Higher Educa- 
tion, held in Beijing. China. 
The presentation was jointly 
prepared with Ms. Zhang 
Yun. Vice-President for 
Finance and .Administration 
from Beijing Technology and 
Business Uni\ersitv. Keith is 
currently serv ing as Direc- 
tor of Development for Lock 
Haven Uni\ersit\. 

Darcy (Johnson) Straka 
(economics) has accepted a 
position with Jack and Jill 
Preschool and Kindergarten 



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Couihihiv U'clh Aivinll 'VD kiiIi husband George timl iluiighlcrs Lcxic anil 
Brittany at The While House rose garden. 



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as a kindergarten teacher. 
Darcy resides in North Corn- 
wall Township, Pa., with her 
husband, Chris, and children 
Collin and Olivia. She also 
has a grown daughter Jessie 
and two grandchildren. 

Message from Courtenay 
Wells Arendt (communica- 
tions); "Looking forward 
to our 20"' reunion in three 
years. Can't believe it! If 
anyone is interested in help- 
ing plan an event — we want 
to start now — email me at 
cma86(rt'msn.com Hope to 
see you all soon." 



Class Scribe: 

Malena (DeMofe) Peaison 
407 Wiiithi-op Street 
South Williamsport. PA 
17702 

(570)320-7370 
mpearson@elsd. org 



Class Scribe: 

Julie Makatche Collins 
1209 Hatfield Court 
Abingdon. MD 21009 
(410) 676-0072 
Julie. Collins@kcc. com 

Liz (SutlifO Carmer 

(philosophy) has been on the 
road for over three years with 
her husband, Alan, volunteer- 
ing from Alaska to Belize. 
For the past 1 5 months they 



have been volunteering for 
Alaska State Parks and Dena- 
li National Park. Previously 
they were at a library on 
an island in Belize, Central 
America. They are currently 
on their way to volunteer at a 
National Wildlife Refuge in 
Texas. 



Class Scribe: 

.Andrea Ruble Miller 
2897 Willow Wood Court 
Crofton. MD 21114 
(410) 721-6225 
amproducer@aol. com 



Class Scribe: 

Michele (Wawroski) Hogan 
7 Stuart Road 
Sterling. MA 01564 
(781) 444-2254 (h) 
michele(al\cman. com 

Kathleen "Kat" Smith 

(psychology, elementary 
education) was promoted to 
Clinical Director at Mirmont 
Treatment Center. Mirmont 
is a Dual Diagnosis treatment 
center for those who struggle 
with chemical dependence 
and mental health issues. 
She oversees and develops 
programs for treatment and 
supervising all inpatient, 
detox counselors, and in- 
terns. Mirmont is a 100-bed 



(left to right) Will Eherz. i. Matthew Diifner S. Meredith Diifher. 6 months. 
Elizabeth Eberz. 2. Meghan Dujher. 4. and Hannah Hirsch. 2. 



facility that recently merged 
with the Main Line Health 
System. Kat has been with 
Mirmont for over three and 
a half years. She resides in 
Parkside. Pa. 



Class Scribe: 

Bob Martin 
2467 Route 10 East 
Building 6 Unit 1-B 
Morris Plains. NJ 07950 
(973)401-1983 (h) 
Martin 1 80(a),aol. com 



Class Scribe: 

.4ngela (Daks haw) Sweetiey 
224 Jefferson Avenue 
Downingtown, PA 19335 
angela.sweeney(§>veri:on.net 



Class Scribe: 

Lauren Kolaya 

1081 Oakland .4venue 

Plainfield NJ 07060-3411 

(90S) 755-5710 or 

(908) 962-0816 

lyco97(flJaol.com 

or 

Kirslen (Schwalm) Miller 

122 Bressler St. 

Sayre, PA 18840 

(570) 888-6486 

kirstenbrian(a),cyber-quest.com 



Dr. Carrie (Snell) 
McDonald (psychology, el- 
ementary education) received 
a Doctorate of Education 
in teacher leadership from 
Walden University, Min- 
neapolis, Minn., in June 
2007. She is in her 1 Ith year 
as kindergarten teacher and 
Language Arts Department 
chair in the Lake-Lehman 
School District. She resides 
in Harveys Lake, Pa. 



Class Scribe: 

Brenda (Bowser) Soder 
2105 Carriage Square Place 
Silver Spring, MD 20906 
(301) 946-4321 
BrendaSoder(cvcomcast. net 

Lana Adams (biology) 
has been appointed Director 
of Human Resources for the 
Department of Agriculture. 
She was promoted to a Hu- 
man Resource Analyst with 
the Department of Agricul- 
ture in 2003 after a year with 
the Commonwealth as a Hu- 
man Resource Management 
Trainee. 

Kristen (Mongomery) 
Dufner (psychology), T.J. 
(Klahre) Hirsch (nursing), 
and Dana Lewis-Eberz 
(biology) got together with 
their children for lunch and a 
play date. 



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CLASS NOTES 



Class Notes: 

Heather Myers 

321 Oak Street 

South Williamsport. PA 

17702 

(570) 327-l40S(h) 

hcatherrael9(a holniail.com 

Dr. Alexander Nohai- 
Seaman (music) graduated 
from UW-Madison last May 
and has accepted a full-time 
music faculty position at 
Suffolk County Commu- 
nity College, N.Y. Jennifer 
Nohai-Seaman "99 (math- 
ematics) has accepted a part- 
time adjunct faculty position 
at the same college. Most 
of her time will be spent at 
home with their three-year 
old daughter Calista. 



Class Scribe: 

Amanda Petenuan c/alla 

Piazza 

115 Carpenter St. 

Mimcy,PA 17756 

(570) 546-9440 

harhlngerlKa hotmail. com 

Dr. Christopher Cole, 

MD (biology) completed 
his residency in Emergency 
Medicine at the University of 
Pittsburgh on June 22, 2007. 
He has accepted the posi- 
tion of Attending Physician, 
Emergency Medicine, at St. 
Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh, 
Pa. He resides with his wife 
Lucinda (Bradley) '01, their 
daughter Whitney and son 
Marcus in Pittsburgh. 

Marcus Myers (archeol- 
ogy/culture of the ancient 
Near East) was awarded a 
doctorate degree of optom- 
etry by the Pennsylvania Col- 
lege of Optometry in Elkins 
Park. While at PCO. Marcus 
received the Arthur Shlaifer 
Memorial Award in Ocular 



Pathology, the Conforma 
Contact Lens Award, and the 
Lynch Pediatric Unit Citation 
of Clinical Excellence. 

Heather (Moss) Schlegel 
(business administration) was 
re-hired by Auntie Anne's, 
Inc., in January 2007 as Se- 
nior Leasing Representative. 
She completed a Master's of 
Business Administration in 
July 2007 from University of 
Phoeni.x Online with a 3.85 
GPA. Heather resides in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 



Class Scribe: 

.Andrea (Duncan) Mitcheltree 
3695 Meadow Lane 
Bethlehem, Pa 18020 
(610)419-4711 
lhedunc(a hotmall.com 

Dr. Christopher Mick- 
litsch (chemistry) received 
his PhD in organic chemistry 
from the University of Dela- 
ware. The title of his thesis 
was "Designing Functional 
Materials Using the Hydro- 
phobic Face of a Self- Assem- 
bling Amphiphilic B-hairpin 
Peptide." He has accepted 
a Postdoctoral Fellowship 
from the NIH in the National 
Institute of Digestion, Dia- 
betes and Kidney Disease in 
Bethesda, Md. Christopher 
resides in Gaithersburg, Md. 

Kendra (Craig) Seaver 
(accounting, business admin- 
istration) has taken a position 
as the District Treasurer at 
Tioga Central School Dis- 
trict, Tioga Center, N.Y. 



Class Scribe: 

Sharon Rogers 
218 69th St. 
Guttenherg. NJ 07093 
(201) 679-2611 
SharonR6300@,aol.com 



Jessica Cornell (Spanish) 
has just accepted a new posi- 
tion of Account Management 
Operations Assistant for 
Telogical Systems. Telogical 
provides competitive pricing 
software for major telecom- 
munications companies. 
Jessica resides in Charleston, 
S.C. 

Dr. Michael Greenage 
(biology) received a Doc- 
tor of Osteopathic Medicine 
degree from Philadelphia 
College of Osteopathic 
Medicine (PCOM) in J Line 
2007. Michael is currently 
doing a residency in psy- 
chiatry at the University of 
Virginia Roanoke - Carillon 
Hospital System, Va. 

Dr. Jason Thomas 
Herres (biology) gradu- 
ated with a Doctor of 
Dental Medicine degree from 
Temple University School 
of Dentistry in May 2007. 
Jason and his wife, April 
(Perry) Herres '02, moved to 
Lake Forest, 111., where Jason 
is completing a residency in 
general dentistry at the Great 
Lakes Naval Hospital. 

Jennifer Leader Ander- 
son (biology) graduated last 
March with Ph.D. in Tumor 
Biology from Georgetown 
University. Her dissertation 
was entitled Histone Modify- 
ing Proteins in Transcription- 
al Repression Complexes. 
Jennifer resides in Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

Elizabeth McNassor 
Harris (English-literature) 
has been employed by 
Takeda Pharmaceuticals 
North America, Inc., as a 
Professional Sales Represen- 
tative since August 2005. She 
works for the Neuroscience 
Sales Division, primarily in 
the Williamsport and State 
College area. 

Erin (Lubold) Minick 
(psychology) is a first grade 
teacher at East Pennsboro 
School District in Camp Hill, 



Pa., and \s ill be starting her 
sixth year in the district this 
fall as well as taking on the 
responsibility of grade level 
leader. She completed her 
master's degree in Teaching 
and Curriculum at Penn State 
University. 

Camilie Orelli (art- 
photography) is a new Artist 
on the Green member — an 
organization established by 
Wild as a partnership, to help 
create an outlet of original 
fine art by some of the areas 
finest artisans. The gallery is 
located in Eagles Mere, Pa. 

Phil Zimmerman (com- 
munications) was promoted 
to associate publicist for the 
television newsmagazine 
program. Frontline, produced 
by WGBH-Boston. In his 
new role, Phil represents 
the series and assists with 
its national promotion and 
outreach campaigns. He 
also is a freelance reporter 
for several publications 
where he specializes in food, 
travel, and entertainment 
features. For his most recent 
assignment, Phil traveled to 
Bermuda to review beach 
resorts and interviewed the 
Food Network's Bobby Flay 
and several other celebrity 
chefs about local cuisine. The 
article will print in the July 
issue of Hatch! magazine, a 
new entertainment magazine 
produced by CBS television. 



Class Scribe: 

Charlene Bartolotta 
82-20 Parsons Blvd.. Apt. I 
Jamaica. NY 11432 
chartolotlal 23(d),yahoo.com 

Matthew D. Buraczeski 

(criminal justice) entered 
the United States Army on 
February 20, 2007. He com- 
pleted basic training and ad- 
vanced militar)' police school 
at Fort Leonard Wood, 



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54 



Missouri, in July. Matthew 
is currently stationed at Fort 
Drum, N.Y., in the 5 11th 
Military Police Company. 

Brian Driscoll (econom- 
ics) received a master's 
degree in Public Administra- 
tion from Binghamton Uni- 
versity. Brian is employed 
as the Economic Develop- 
ment Manager at the Central 
Bradford Progress Authority 
in Towanda. 

Jacqueline Stires 
(psychology) is enrolled in 
Walden University's Master 
of Psychology program. She 
currently works as the Lead 
Substance Abuse Counselor 
of the Men's Long Temi 
Unit at Gaudenzia. Inc., in 
Baltimore, Md. Jacqueline 
resides in Jacobus, Pa. 



Class Scribe: 

Christine Colella 
LycoChhstiuc 111 (cvaol. com 

Kirsten Newman 

(communication-corporate) 
was named Administrative 
Coordinator for the Johns 
Hopkins University School 
of Medicine Development 
and Alumni Relations Office 
in April. She is still singing 
as a member of the Mas- 
terworks Choir through the 
Pennsylvania Academy of 
Perfomiing Arts, a semi-pro- 
fessional adult choir of about 
75 voices. Their ne.xt concert 
series will be held December 
7, 8, and 9. Email papa- 
choir(a)gmail.com for more 
information. Kirsten resides 
in Reisterstown, Md. 

Matthew Smitti (English- 
creative writing) is teaching 
in the English department 
at Temple University. He is 
also currently the editor of 
a new sports satire web- 
site, www.phillyjock.com, 
centered around Philadelphia 
sports teams. 



Class Scribe: 

Kristen Dart 

22 Moore Ave. 

Saratoga Springs NY 12866 

darkrls33(a)hotmall.com 



Class Scribe: 

MIchele Connors 

243 West Main Street 

Weatherly, PA 18255 

mconnors(a),lnbox. com 

or 

Jamie Hershey 

160 E. Evergreen Street 

West Grove. PA 19390 

jhershey@onmac. com 

Summer Beretsky 

(communication-corporate ) 
was recently selected to par- 
ticipate in the Academic Ad- 
vising Certificate Program at 
the University of Delaware, 
summer 2007. The Program 
is designed to provide gradu- 
ate students with an opportu- 
nity to gain practical experi- 
ence in advising students, 
in preparation for their roles 
as future college/university 
faculty. The program is a 
combination of student de- 
velopment theory, discussion 
with senior faculty mentors 
related to advising topics and 
issues, education about Col- 
lege and University require- 
ments, and a practicum. The 
practicum entails working 
as an academic advisor for 
students in declared majors 
in the College of Ails & 
Sciences during the Univer- 
sity's new student orientation 
program, DelaWorld 101. 
Summer recently completed 
her first year of graduate 
studies in the Department of 
Communication at the Uni- 
versity of Delaware, where 
she is working on a Master of 
Arts degree in Interpersonal 
Communication. During the 



academic year, she works as 
a Residence Hall Director for 
the Office of Residence Life 
atUD. 

Alexis Bortle (corporate 
communications) accepted a 
job in the corporate commu- 
nications office for Guthrie 
Health. She resides in Wa- 
verly, N.Y. 

Rebecca Herd (English- 
creative writing) is spending 
a year in Freiberg, southwest 
Germany, as an au pair 

Andrew Lutzkanin 
(music, interdisciplinary) has 
been accepted into the Penn 
State College of Medicine 
Class of 2011. 



Dustin Reeder (criminal 
justice) has been hired as a 
city police officer by the Wil- 
liamsport City Council. He 
graduated from the Mansfield 
University Police Academy 
in October 2006 with out- 
standing cadet awards. 



Class Scribe: 

Laura Holdredge 
21 Gaiy Lane 
Tiinkhannock. PA 18657 
IhoIdredge@hotmail. com 







M A R R 



A G 




lincii I Heaven Vfi ami 
Jason Wagner '95 

Erica (Weaver) '98 and 
Jason Wagner '95 were 
married on June 1 7. 2006 at 
Beaver Lutheran Church in 
Beaver Springs, PA. A relax- 
ing honeymoon was taken to 
Riviera Maya. Mexico. Holly 
Hiergeist '98 was maid of 
honor and Heather Jacobs 
"98 and Jennifer Holt '98 
were bridesmaids. Andy 
Kline '96 was a grooms- 
man. Also in attendance 
were Robyn Hannan '88 
and Christen Ditzler. Head 
Women's Basketball and 
Softball Coach at Lycoming. 




Sally ami Casey Barnes W 

Sally Hillson and Casey 
Barnes '99 were married 
on September 9, 2006, in 
Devon. England. 



Amy (Sinner) '00 and Robert 
I'am/ennill 'V,S 

Amy E. (Sinner) '00 and 
Robert J. Vanderwaii '98 

were married on June 1 7, 
2006 in Clarke Chapel of 
Lycoming College. Alumni 
in bridal party: Rebecca 
(Hoover) Willis '00 (Ma- 
tron of Honor). Bobby Jo 
(Mahonski) '00 (brides- 
maid). James Matula '98 
(groomsman), Brian Keller 
'99 (groomsman). Tomi-Jo 
(Iredell) Smith '01 (soloist). 

Hillary 
(Barrett) '01 

and Dr. Keith 
Cetera were 
married on 
June 22. 
2007 in 
Philadelphia, 
PA. Miranda 
Barrett '96 
was the maid 
of honor. 
Bridesmaids 
included Jen 
(Haldaman) 
McC arthy 
'Ol.Maren 
Attanasio 
'Ol.Nikki 
Murnane '01. Trish (Lupo) 
Levine '01. and Elyse 
(Henry) DeLillo '01. Other 
alumni in attendance were 
Briana (Lewis) Hassibi '01. 



Laura Lcbo '01. Amy 
McCauley '04. and Ryan 
McCarthy '00 

Kristen (Fedora) '01 and 
Terry McLaughlin '98 were 
married on June 16, 2007 in 
Harrisburg, PA. Attendants 
were Jan Coodeluinas 
'01. Megan McCahey '01, 
Megan Dellinger '02 and 
Matthew Wolfe '98. Ly- 
coming alumni in attendance 
included Chris McLaughlin 
'01, Sean McLaughlin '94. 
Coley Grouse '98. Michael 
Griffin '99. Kevin Ruther- 
ford '00. Andy Rutherford 
'99. Chris Napier '02. Tom 
Napier '01. Stacic Cham- 
pion '00. (;eoff Boblick '98. 
Jill (Cearhart) Boblick '98. 
Jamie (Ncwhard) Thomp- 
son '99. .Michcle Scavello 
'99. Lisa(Defonte)Arp 
'99. Maren Attanasio '01. 
Jackie (Moore) Thomas 
'01. Michael Thomas '99, 
Danielle (Shcehan) Curzi 
'01. and Michael Eugene 
Curzi '00. The couple cur- 
rently resides in Mechanics- 
burg, PA. 

Janel (Franson) '01 and 

Brent Justice were married 
on July 21. 2007 at West Side 
United Methodist Church in 
Clearfield. PA. Bridesmaid 
was Heather (Babbony) 
Temple '01. A relaxing 
honeymoon to the islands of 



Tahiti and Moorea followed. 
The couple reside in Stafford. 
VA. 

Emily Helms and Matt 
Staffaroni '02 were married 
on August 12. 2006, in Blue 
Bell. PA. .MikcControvich 
'02. Tim Deasey '03. Ryan 
Rupprecht '02. Adrianna 
(Kuckia) Rupprecht '01, 
Joey Feerar "02. Chris 
Dauber '03. Ryan Steele 
'02. and Frank Schofield 
were in attendance. 




Einiti ami Mall Staffaroni '11^ 

Andrea (Tinsley) '02 and 

Justin Kceney were married on 
July 15. 2006. in Saint Gabriel 
Church in Norwood, PA. Sha- 
ron Rogers '02, 




Andrea I Ttnsley) 02 and 
Justin Keenev 



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LYCOMING COLLEGE MAGAZINE • FALL '07 



Ellen Burns '02, and Tim 
Deasey '02 were all mem- 
bers of the bridal party. 
Other alumni in attendance 
were John Scanlan '01, 
Lindsey (Guiles) Scanlan 
'03, Amanda (Adams) 
Gofus '02, and Bryan Gofus 
'00. 



Jennifer (Kinne) '03 and Biyan 
Laplante "01 

Jennifer (Kinne) '03 
and Bryan Laplante '01 

were married on October 
7, 2006. Alumni in atten- 
dance were: Ann Dolan 
'03 (Bridesmaid), Lauren 
Watkins '06 (Bridesmaid), 
Ashlea Buchenauer '03, 
Heidi (LaBelle) Watts '03, 
Brandy Bosler '02, Carleen 
Remolde '02. 

Bridget (Narcum) '04 

and Matthew Occiato were 




married on December 1 6, 
2006, in Dallas, PA. 

Kelly (Cantando) and 
Tim Sullivan '04 were mar- 
ried on June 2, 2007. 

Jennifer D. (Bennetch) 
'05 and Zachary E. Todd 

'05 were married on October 
7, 2006. Lesley McCracken 
'05, Maid of Honor, Timo- 
thy Welling '07, Best Man, 
Nicholas Dimaria '04, 
Groomsman. 





Jennifer (Bennetch) '05 and Zachary 
Todd '05 

Jenna (Dewey) '07 and 

Anthony Close, were married 
on July 14, 2007, in Troy, 
PA. 



From left lo right: Shannon Roelle '07, Tcmiah Amrom '07. Jenna (Dewey) 
Close 07, Keith Dewey '82 (father of the bride), Lanren Patch '07, Vanessa 
(Poslaski) Diinlap '05, Bridesmaid Shannon Town '07, Maid of Honor Laura 
hiasiich '07. Jenna, Shannon, Tamah, Vanessa, Shannon, cmd Lauren cn'e all 
members of the Lyco Chapter ofAZD Sorority. 




Front Row: Kelly Cantando (Bride), Tim Sullivan '04 (Groom) 
Back Row: Casey Spencer '05, Tom Coale '03, Nicole Palerson '06 , Mark 
Katzenback '06 . Eric Chamberlain '02, Tim Welling '07, Greg Coale '06, 
Eugene Robert Melvin III '04 (Usher), Kris Accardi '05, Abby Franks '05, Matt 
Stendardi '04 




NEW ARRIVALS 




AlcMiikk'r Lucca I'ida 

A son, Alexander Lucca, 
to Michelle and Michael 
Pida "85. October 17,2006. 

A son, Michael Louis, 
to Kathy (Evans) '90 and 

Bruce Silverstein, September 
19,2006. 

A son, Gabriel Alexan- 
der, to Lauren and P. Kevin 
Brobson '92, August 8. 
2007. Gabe was welcomed 
into the family by big brother 
Will. 4, and big sister 
Claire, 7. 



A son, Christopher Perry, 
to Stacey (Spear) '93 and 

Frank Noreika. September 
1 7, 2006. 

Twin daughters, Hope 
and Elizabeth, to Jennifer 
(Smith) '94 and Walter Dra- 
hos, .luly 1,2006. 

A daughter, Gabrielle Em- 
ily, to Allison (Hale) '96 and 

Neil Sullivan. April 3, 2007. 
She joins her twin sisters, 
Kaitlyn and Haley, 3. 

A son, Francis Joseph 
(Frankie). to 
Tami (Sickles) 
'96 and Frank 
McCartney, Feb- 
ruary 26. 2007. 



A daughter, 
Natalie Wynne, 
to Erin (Brooks) 

'97 and ,leremy 
Brown, January 



11,2007. 
She is wel- 
comed by 
big brother, 
Logan, 4. 

A son, 
Jacob Walter, 
to Erin and 
Chip Ed- 
monds '98, 
November 9, 
2006. Jacob 
attended his 
first Lycom- 
ing Soccer 
game! 





A son, Michael 
Geoffrey, to Jill 
(Gearhart) '98 
and Geoffre> 
Boblick '98. 
August 8. 2007. 
He joins Hannah 
Rose, 5, 
and Macy 
Elizabeth, 2. 



Francis Joseph McCarliicv 





^ Gabriel Alexander 
tirohson with his sister Claire 
and brother Will. 

^ Twin sisters Hope and 
I'.lizahclh Drohos. 



A son, Michael 
Joseph III "Tripp", to Dawn 
Marie 
(Mann) '98 
and Michael 
Bracken 
'97. March 
30, 2007. 
He joins big 
sister, Erin 
Marie, 3 '/; 
years old. 



A daugh- 
ter, Meredith 
Josephine, 
to Kristen 
(Montgom- 
ery) '98 and 
Thomas Duf- 
ncr '00, Janu- 
ary 15.2007. 
She joins 
big brother. 
Matthew, and 
big sister. 
Meghan. 



Jacob Edmonds 

A son. Jacob Patrick, to 
Elizabeth (ZwikI) '99 and 
Mark Barnes '01. June 9. 
2006. 

A daughter. Jenna Laine. 
to Heather (Moss) '00 and 
Charles Schlegel, Febru- 
ary 20. 2007. She joins big 
sister, Taylor Paige, 2 1/2. 




Michael CeoJ I Ci i /.m ,., 

sisters Hannah Rose and Macy 
Elizabeth 




Michael Joseph 11/ and sister Erin 
Marie Bracken 



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HealliL'r SchlciicI huhk daiiiihlcr .Iciiihi Lame Tlicv arc joiiial hy sisler Tiiv/i>i 



A son, Kyelan Fynn, to 
Heather (Britten) '02 and 

Zachary Perko, December 2. 
2006. 

A daughter, Harlee Paige, 
to Erica (Moerschbacher) 
'02 and Jasen Kastner, June 
29, 2007. 

A daughter, Riley Ann, 
to Tracy (Schmehl) '02 

and Brian Kochel, April 27, 
2007. Shejoins big sister, 
MacKenzie, 5. 

A son, Gavin Gregory, to 
Tara (Stepanchick) '02 and 

Gregory Mentzer, April 1 1 , 
2007. 




Kevin Kecnev 



Ananiiu Borlle 



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A son, Kevin .lonathan, 
to Andrea (Tinsley) '02 and 

Justin Keeney, March 20, 

2007. 



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M O R 1 A M 



1931 

Helen S. Granger 
Pederson, of Staten Island, 
N.Y.. died April 7,2007. She 
is survived by two daughters, 
and a son. 

1932 

Helen Poticher Steele, of 

Annapolis, Md., died Febru- 
ary 7, 2007. She is survived 
by a daughter 

1933 

CarlE. Steckel. ofClark- 
stown. Pa., died .luiy 15, 
2007. He is survived by a 
daughter 

1938 

Dr. William H. Gehron Jr., 

of Williamsport, Pa., died 
June 25, 2007. He is sur- 
vived by his wife. Betty, two 
daughters, and two sons. 

1941 

Horace D. Bennett Jr. 

of Bloomsburg, Pa., died 
August 12,2007. He is 
survived by his wife. Norma, 
a daughter, and a son. 

Dr. Thomas C. Simmons, of 

Bel Air, Md.. died June 19. 
2006. 

1942 

Eleanor Jones Fergusson, 

of Welcome, Md., died May 
2 1 , 2007. She is survived by 
three daughters. 

1948 

Gordon J. Walker, of Lar- 
go, Fla., died May 20, 2007. 
He is survived by a son. 

1950 

Charlotte M. Fisher Welch, 

of Jersey Shore, Pa., died 
June 27, 2007 She is sur- 
vived by two daughters and 
one son. 

1951 

Reverend David C. 
Dawson, of Frederick. Md., 
died April 21, 2007. He 
is survived by his wife, 
Patricia, and two sons. 



1952 

F. Robert Manville, of 

Leeds, Ala., died May 22. 

2006. He is survived by his 
wife. Mary. 

1953 

Reverend .lames E. 

Cavanaugh. of Kansas City, 
Mo., died August 9, 2007. 
He is survived by his wife. 

Nancy. 

1955 

WilliamR.Hyman. of Wil- 
liamsport. Pa., died June 13. 
2007. 

Richard T. Lippoli. of Brid- 
geville. Pa., died August 13, 

2007. He is survived by his 
wife, Esther, two daughters 
and a son. 

Stephen M. Wolf, of Tava- 
res, Fla., died July 1,2007. 
He is survived by his wife. 



Nancy, a daughter, and two 
sons. 

1956 

Bernice I>. House, of Wil- 
liamsport. Pa., died July 21, 
2007. 

1957 

Robert G. Hewitt, of Bronx. 

N.Y.,died February 26. 2001. 
He is survived by his wife. 
Lucille. 

195') 

Robert A. Judd, of Muncy, 

Pa., died July 26, 2007. He 
is survived by his wife, 
Ardene. 

1961 

Lawrence L. Hargenrader. 

of Montoursville, Pa., died 
June 28, 2007. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Kim, and a 
daughter 



Fred M. Harris, of Ska- 
neateles, N.Y.. died July 10, 
2007. He is sur\ ived by three 
daughters. 

Elizabeth J. Salmon, of 

Montoursv ille. Pa., died June 
9, 2007. 

1966 

Leonard S. Bendicks. of 

Williamsport. Pa., died July 
20, 2007. 

1967 

Sandy R. Buser Lawson, of 

Norristown, Pa., died August 

14.2006. 

1970 

Thomas B. Croyle. of Mon- 
toursville, Pa., died June 15. 
2007. He is survived by his 
wife. Ruth E. (Wilkinson) 
Croyle "72, a daughter, and a 




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Deferred gifts offer creative ways to make a more significant gift to the Campaign for a 
Brighter Future than you may have thought possible. Here are four of the easiest and most 
popular ways to make a deferred gift: 

IRAs: The Most Overlooked Option 

Consider making Lycoming the beneficiary of your IRA. Your IRA can be an excellent — and 
tax-wise — deferred gift choice. If you leave your IRA to anyone other than your spouse or a 
charity, significant value may be lost to taxation. 

Charitable Gift Annuities: Guaranteed Lifetime Income 

Perhaps you would like a little more income than your investments are earning, but you are 
reluctant to sell appreciated stock because of the capital gain tax you will incur Consider giving 
the appreciated stock to Lycoming. 

Life Insurance 

Consider making Lycoming the beneficiary of a new life insurance policy or one you no longer 
need. If you make Lycoming the owner - as well as beneficiary - of a policy, your policy pay- 
ments become tax deductible. 

Bequest Gifts 

A bequest is one of the easiest ways to make a gift to Lycoming. You may decide to give a 
specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or all or part of what remains after others have been 
remembered. 

To receive more information on these or other ways to make a difference for Lycoming, please 
contact Nancy L. Kulchycki, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at 570.321.4196. or 
kulchyck@lycoming.edu. 



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LYCOMING COLLEGE MAGAZINE • FALL '07 



1972 

Daniel A. Andrews, of 

Hughesville. Pa., died August 
10,2007. He is survived 
by his wife. Tammy, and a 
daughter. 

1977 

John L. Fronk, of Las 

Vegas, Nev., died August 1, 
2007. He is survived by his 
parents and a sister. 

2007 

Melissa A. Beclter, of 

Williamsport, Pa., died July 
3, 2007. She is survived by 
her parents, a sister, and two 
brothers. 




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Mr. Ephraim "Eph" Baker, of Montours- 
ville, passed away on August 19, 2007. Mr. 
Baker and his wife, Bess, have helped to 
provide financial assistance to ten students 
at Lycoming College through the Eph and 
Bess Baker Scholarship Fund. Mr. Baker 
also made provisions for an endowed schol- 
arship at the College through a generous 
planned gift. Student Jessica Bennet '10, of 
Linden, offered words of gratitude for Mr. 
Baker's generosity at his memorial service. 

Mr. Baker was known for his contribu- 
tions to the community. He was active in 
the United Way, the Jewish Foundation, 
CAPPA, and many other charities. He 
donated largely to the Million Dollar Round 
Table Foundation, a world-wide charity that 
distributes almost two million dollars each 
year to those in need. The Eph Baker Family 
Foundation will enable his legacy in chari- 
table giving to continue for years to come. 

He served as the President of his local 
Life Underwriters Association, and was a 



national committeeman for the National 
Insurance Association. In 1998, he was hon- 
ored with the lifetime achievement award at 
the Pennsylvania Life Association. 

As one of the founding members and 
President of the South Williamsport Lions 
Club, Mr. Baker was honored in 2006 by 
being named a Melvin Jones Fellow by 
Lions Club International to acknowledge 
his dedication to humanitarian service. 

He studied at American College, where 
he earned degrees as a Chartered Life 
Underwriter and Chartered Financial 
Consultant. He started working in the life 
insurance industry in 1937. For three and a 
half years, he served in World War 11. Upon 
his return, he resumed his position as the 
owner of the Baker/Landon Company in 
Montoursville. 

Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Bess; 
two children, Richard H. Baker and Joyce 
Baker Brown '69; four grandchildren and 
one great grandchild. 



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Student Profile: 


Reverend Benjamin Crever 


• 1,400 Full-Time (Representing 32 States and 


Afiiliations: 


12 Foreign Countries) 


• Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher 


• 55% Women / 45% Men 


Education 


Average SAT Score: 1620 


• Religious: United Methodist Church 


• 80% of Students Receive Financial Aid 


• Athletics: NCAA Division 111 


• 70% Graduate in Four Years 


Leadership: 


Faculty Profile: 


• Mr. Arthur A. Haberberger "59, 


• 90 Full-Time 


Chaimian of the Board of Trustees 


• 92% hold a PhD, or the highest degree in their field 


• Dr. James E. Douthat, President 


• 13:1 Student/Faculty Ratio 


Financials: 


Lycoming Notable Rankings: 


• Endowment: $140 Million 


• One of the 50 Oldest Colleges in the United States 


• Total Cost of Attendance: $34,512 


• Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a 


Curriculum: 


Baccalaureate Arts & Sciences College 


• 34 Majors 


• Listed in Barron's "Best Buys In College Education" 


• 700+ Courses 


• Identified as One of 200 "Colleges of Distinction" for 


• lop 10 Majors: Business, Psychology, Biology, 


Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Commu- 


Criminal Justice, Art, Communications, History, 


nity, and Successful Outcomes 


Archaeology, English, Political Science 


• Ranked in U.S. News & World Report as One of 266 




National Liberal Arts Colleges 




Alumni of Record: 13,272 




Although Lycoming College is one of the 50 oldest institutions of 
higher learning in the United States, it is a community with new 
vitality, ongoing momentum, and a nationally-recognized commitment 
to quality education. 

Lycoming College is classified broadly by the Carnegie Foundation 
as a Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences. More specifically, 
Lycoming is one of 44 institutions that are small in size, focused 
exclusively on undergraduate education, are selective in admissions, 
graduate 80% of their students in the arts and sciences, and include a 
strong residential experience on campus. 

Lycoming College is ranked as one of 21 7 national liberal arts colleges 
by U.S. News & World Report and is one of 200 colleges designated as 
a College of Distinction known for engaged students, great teaching, a 
vibrant community, and successful outcomes. 

In its book Best Buys in College Education, Barron's rated Lycoming 
as one of 300 colleges in America offering above average education at 
below average costs. 

The .lohn Templeton Foundation included Lycoming College as one of 
134 institutions in its Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges. 



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